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Title: Maitreya Project Kushinagar Takes Important Step Forward
Post by: t on December 13, 2013, 01:49:12 am
Maitreya Project (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoTST0aB_M8#)

The laying of the foundation stone for a very large Maitreya Buddha statue
in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India, will take place during a ceremony on Friday, December 13, 2013.
The ceremony and foundation stone laying will signify
the handing over of approximately 275 acres of land
from the state government of Uttar Pradesh to the Maitreya Project.

More here (http://mandala.fpmt.org/2013/maitreya-project-kushinagar-takes-important-step-forward/)
Title: Re: Maitreya Project Kushinagar Takes Important Step Forward
Post by: Dharmakara on December 13, 2013, 11:50:12 am
They've decided on Kushinagar again? The last I heard they were talking about a much smaller statue to be located at Bodhgaya. I'm actually surprised that they're back up to this again, especially with the amount of controversy this project has created, as well as the ridiculous amount of money they've gone through.

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