36 Views of the Ushiku Daibutsu • Meanwhile in Japan
I first saw the Ushiku Daibutsu in the quirky movie, Shimotsuma Monogatari (Japanese: 下妻物語), which is called Kamikaze Girls in English. You can see the Daibutsu in the hilarious first ten minutes of the movie. It’s in Ibaraki Prefecture, where I used to work, a place I thought was the about the most God-awful area […]
15m tall Great Buddha, almost same as the height of Gundam
Todai-ji Temple, Nara, Japan Tōdai-ji is a Buddhist temple complex located in the city of Nara. Its Great Buddha Hall is the world's largest wooden building, which houses the world's largest bronze Buddha statue. The temple is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Are mantras not always needed for meditation? I find it way easier to meditate with a mantra but im learning more and more that seems to not be the only way of doing it Hello! The short answer is no,...
Jade Buddha Temple
The Jade Buddha Temple (玉佛禅寺) is a Buddhist temple in Shanghai, China. As with many modern Chinese Buddhist temples, the current temple draws from both the Pure Land and Chan traditions of Mahayana Buddhism. It was founded in 1882 with two jade Buddha statues imported to Shanghai from Burma.