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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Hsi Lai

Hsi Lai Temple encompasses 15 acres and a floor area of 102,432 square feet. The temple's Ming (1268-1644 C. E.) and Ching (1644-1911 C.E.) dynasty architecture is faithful to the traditional style of buildings, gardens and statuary of traditional ancient Chinese monasteries. The ten-year planning and construction was completed in 1988. Hsi Lai means "coming to the West" and signifies the dedication of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order to spread the teachings of the Buddha to those in the West. The International Buddhist Progress Society, a nonprofit organization, is the chartered name for the temple. The organization's headquarters is in Taiwan.
[Hsi Lai Temple Web Site]

Main Entry Gate

Front Entrance

Guarding the entry way

Large Plaza

Drum on the ceiling

Good Morning, Buddha

Panoramic view of the main plaza with the main shrine at the top of the steps

A small, simple garden behind the main shrine

Roof edge detail

Roof corner detail


The Letter said...

These are beautiful. And I especially like your "good morning, Buddha" caption. Very apt!

music.teg said...

nice job ian

The Eye said...

Well thank you, Theo!