A Buddhist master in Taiwan blessed a temple by spinning around 150 times, then threw up on the carpet

惠嚴法師 / FacebookBuddhist monk Master Huiyen suffered a bout of queasiness at a temple blessing in Taiwan.
  • A video of a Buddhist master vomiting has gone viral.
  • Master Huiyen blessed a temple in Taiwan by spinning and spraying holy water over the ground.
  • She span for four minutes straight, though, and ended up vomiting over the red carpet.
  • Taking the embarrassing moment in good humour, the monk shared the footage on her Facebook page, which has since gone viral.

Things did not go entirely to plan for Buddhist monk Master Huiyen when she visited the Longshan Shanjue Temple in central Taiwan last week.

The Zen master had been invited for a blessing ceremony at the temple, which involved her sprinkling the ground with holy water.

Adopting a somewhat unorthodox approach, she span for nearly four minutes straight while being handed bottles of holy water, which she sprayed overhead – at one point even catching her followers behind her, much to their delight.

After more than 150 rotations, though, Huiyen came to a stop and held onto her followers for balance before vomiting on the red carpet.

Showing great character, though, the monk posted the video on her own Facebook page, saying: “Grateful, auspicious! Amitabha Buddha!” according to Taiwan News.


Commenters were quick to poke fun at the monk, Taiwan News reported, with one apparently saying: “Ballet dancer mistaken for religion.”

Another said: “The master is spitting holy water, everyone quickly receive it.”

The video has now been watched over one million times on the master’s Facebook page. If nothing else, she’s found online fame at her own expense.

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