The Returning Failure of Ram Bomjon

Retrieved from Archive.org The Returning Failure of Ram Bomjon JCLIFFORD11/13/2008[8] COMMENTS Ram Bomjon is back. The boy Buddha that brought fame, and tourist income, to his small village has stepped out of the jungle, where he pledged to meditate in peace for six years, and is doing his public relations schtick once more. Bomjon’s special … Continue reading The Returning Failure of Ram Bomjon

I am Ram Bomjon Reincarnated

Retrieved from Archive.org I am Ram Bomjon Reincarnated JCLIFFORD11/14/2008[11] COMMENTS Nepal’s Buddha Boy Ram Bomjon claims to be the reincarnation of the Buddha – though Buddha himself claimed that he had transcended the cycle of death and reincarnation. That’s not all there is to the story, however. Not by far. I have an admission to make: I … Continue reading I am Ram Bomjon Reincarnated

Ram Bomjon Kicks Butt, Bloodies Critics

Retrieved from Archive.org Ram Bomjon Kicks Butt, Bloodies Critics JCLIFFORD10/10/2010[32] COMMENTS Devotees of Nepal’s “Buddha Boy” Ram Bomjon (Ram Bahadur Bamjan) tend to accept tales of his supernatural powers without even a fig leaf of doubt. The Wisdom Quarterly American Buddhist Journal, upon hearing stories that Bomjon has gone for years without eating any food, merely states … Continue reading Ram Bomjon Kicks Butt, Bloodies Critics

Ram Bomjon shows how religious myths are made

Retrieved from Archive.org Ram Bomjon Shows How Religious Myths Are Made JCLIFFORD1/25/2012[20] COMMENTS Over five years ago, I first reported on the story of the Buddha Boy of Nepal, Ram Bomjon. Bomjon’s followers were declaring him to be a reincarnation of the Buddha, who was sitting under a tree without moving, meditating, not even eating or … Continue reading Ram Bomjon shows how religious myths are made

Video of New Buddha Ram Bomjon Here

Retrieved from Archive.org Video of New Buddha Ram Bomjon Here by jclifford 3/21/2006 @ 9:40 am. Filed under General, Religion, Mysteries Earlier this morning, I reported that Ram Bomjon, the teenager from Nepal who is supposed to have proved his merit as a new Buddha or great enlightened teacher by sitting under a pipal tree for ten … Continue reading Video of New Buddha Ram Bomjon Here

Ram Bomjon’s Handlers Under Investigation

Ram Bomjon’s Handlers Under Investigation Retrieved from Archive.org by jclifford 11/25/2005 @ 5:31 pm. Filed under General, Religion Four days ago, I wrote about Ram Bomjon, the 15 year-old boy in Nepal who claims to have not eaten, taken a drink, or moved at all in six months. Bomjon’s followers call him the new Buddha. I expressed some … Continue reading Ram Bomjon’s Handlers Under Investigation

Ram Bomjon and the Development of Myth

Ram Bomjon and the Development of Myth Archived on Archive.org by jclifford 11/21/2005 @ 9:08 pm. Filed under General, Religion Looking for a different kind of story to think about during the Thanksgiving holiday? One that’s not yet all over the blogosphere? How about trying Ram Bomjon on for size. Ram Bomjon is, his followers say, a … Continue reading Ram Bomjon and the Development of Myth