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Giant jade Buddha arrives in Victoria, Aust.

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 10:57 pm
by Kim O'Hara
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A giant Buddha carved from a single piece of jade has taken pride of place inside the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion in central Victoria.

The stupa — a sacred Buddhist monument — stands 50 metres high and 50 metres wide at its base, making it the largest of its type in the western world.

Rising up from the central Victorian bush, the $20 million building includes the 2.5-metre high, four-tonne Buddha carved from a massive boulder of nephrite-jade found in the Yukon in the far northwest of Canada. ...
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-19/t ... go/9773126

:namaste:
Kim

Re: Giant jade Buddha arrives in Victoria, Aust.

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:41 pm
by shaunc
Do you know Kim if the statue is staying in Bendigo permanently or if it's still on a tour. The article says that so far it has been to 135 cities.

Re: Giant jade Buddha arrives in Victoria, Aust.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 12:18 am
by Kim O'Hara
shaunc wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 11:41 pm
Do you know Kim if the statue is staying in Bendigo permanently or if it's still on a tour. The article says that so far it has been to 135 cities.
I only know what's in the article but it appears that the stupa is its permanent home.

:namaste:
Kim

Re: Giant jade Buddha arrives in Victoria, Aust.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 12:33 am
by shaunc
Thanks

Re: Giant jade Buddha arrives in Victoria, Aust.

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:38 pm
by Nicholas Weeks
Yes, the worldwide tour is over. When it was in Southern California it was displayed at a Vietnamese temple some years ago wife & I admired it.

https://www.lionsroar.com/giant-jade-bu ... orld-tour/