Last night on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Luke Wilson pulled out The Pocket Chögyam Trungpa, which, he says, he purchased in a new age bookstore in Canada. “I’ve been carrying this around for a year now,” Wilson tells Fallon. “The guy reminded me of you.”
“He’s not bad,” responds Fallon, laughing. “He’s a good-looking guy.”
Wilson jokes that he reads the book when he’s out of Sports Illustrated. Fallon and Wilson both laugh while flipping through it and reading excerpts. It’s unclear whether they’re laughing at the book — which they call “self-help,” though technically it’s a collection of Buddhist teachings — or laughing at some unspoken joke. At the end of the clip, the duo transition from hysterical to thoughtful as Fallon reads a page from the chapter, “Smile at Fear.”
You can find much more Buddhist teachings on fear in our archives, including this classic article by Chögyam Trungpa:
Want more late-night Buddhist shout-outs? The dharma has popped up on Conan, Colbert, The Daily Show, and again on Colbert. For more, just stroll through our “Humor” and “TV” sections.