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Offline Ron-the-Elder

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Jade Buddha of Universal Peace in Mass, Now!
« on: May 27, 2010, 07:31:25 am »
Linh Son Temple • 16 Ruthven Avenue • Worcester
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Jade Buddha in Worcester, Mass., for only New England Appearance in World Tour
 
WORCESTER – The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace, a four-ton statue carved from an 18-ton boulder of translucent jade, will be exhibited in Worcester, its only New England appearance, from May 22 through June 5, at the Linh Son Temple, 16 Ruthven Avenue.  To be in the presence of the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace, which has been personally blessed by the Dalai Lama, promises to be an incredibly moving experience for all.”

The tour began in Vietnam in March 2009. Eventually the Jade Buddha will go to its home at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.
The tour of the Jade Buddha is dedicated to universal peace. It is hoped that the Buddha’s presence will inspire everyone who sees it to find peace in their home, their schools and work, their family, and in their own hearts.

Activities during the exhibition of the Jade Buddha include a dedication together with many other activities on May 22, dharma talks throughout the week, opportunities to experience the chanting of the monks accompanying the statue, exhibition of relics, vegetarian meals and ceremonies to honor those who have passed on.
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Re: Jade Buddha of Universal Peace in Mass, Now!
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010, 12:29:36 pm »
The bodhi resolve is like empty space, this because its marvelous qualities are boundlessly vast.  Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 39

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Re: Jade Buddha of Universal Peace in Mass, Now!
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2010, 01:26:45 pm »
Gee. It looks like a woman.
Sergeant Schultz was onto something.

 


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