Left - Founder's Hall (Goeido)
Right - Amida Hall
Amida Hall Gate
Goeido Hall Gate
Internal view of the Goeido
Japanese style "chandelier" in the Goeido
Passageway linking the Two Halls
Internal view of the Amida Hall
Left - Reception Hall, Right - Sutra Repisotory
Goeido shrine enshrining the statue of Shinran Shonin
Amida Hall shrine enshrining Amida (Amitabha) Buddha
One sees that no foolish being who encounters it passes by in vain.
When a person single-heartedly practices the saying of the Name alone,
It brings quickly to fullness and perfection [in that person] the great treasure ocean of true and real virtues.
- Shinran Shonin
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NEPAL. The Great Stupa of Bodhnath glows with the light of a hundred thousand butter-lamps, offered every Friday during the funeral ceremonies for the great Tibetan master Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.The Great Stupa of Jarungkashor, Bodhnath, in Nepal's Kathmandu valley. The stupa is a major pilgrimage place for Tibetan Buddhists, for its construction was linked to the establishment of Buddhism in Tibet. Every early morning and late afternoon, hundreds, sometimes thousands of devotees circumambulate the stupa many times, reciting prayers, as a devotional gesture. According to ancient legend, the four sons of the poultry-woman Shamvara who built the stupa were reborn as the Guru Padmasambhava, the Abbot Shantarakshita, the King Trisong Detsen and the minister Bami Trihzi, as the result of wishes they made on completing the stupa.
Source of photo by Matthieu Ricard
the modern mind has become so limited and single-visioned that it has lost touch with normal perception - John Michell
"Bodhisattva-mahāsattvas love all beings in the world equally, as if each were their only child..." Buddhāvataṃsakamahāvaipulya Sūtra
Dreaming of the Tiger Spring (simplified Chinese: 虎跑梦泉; traditional Chinese: 虎跑夢泉; pinyin: hǔpáomèngquán) is a spring and scenic, as well as historic, location in southwestern Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China.
The water from the spring itself seeps out from quartzite and is regarded as the third best in China. The water is popular for brewing teas, such as the local specialty, Longjing tea.
Tiger spring is also the burial place of monk Jigong.
- How foolish you are,
grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
Wat Rong Khun, the White Temple
Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai, Thailand is unlike any Buddhist temples in the world. The all-white, highly ornate structure gilded in mosaic mirrors that seem to shine magically, is done in a distinctly contemporary style. It is the brainchild of renowned Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat.
Actually, the temple is still under construction. Chalermchai expects it will take another 90 years to complete, making it the Buddhist temple equivalent of the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona, Spain!
Above: wat-rong-khun from a distance
mr. gordo wrote:
Possible to tell something more about the picture on right side?
Beaten helplessly by karma and neurotic thoughts
Like the relentless fury of the pounding waves
In the infinite ocean of samsara.
Rest in natural great peace.
~Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche
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