Thursday, 4 November 2010

Toronto Buddhist Centre - 3 Large Buddha Statues

Three massive Buddhist statues were air freighted to the Toronto Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre before being visited by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

The three Buddha statues, the tallest one being nearly 6 metres tall , were made by hand by Nepalese Buddhist monks especially for the Toronto Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre which will be finished early in 2011. The Dalai Lama arrived in Toronto on October 22nd and gave a talk on the promotion of world peace followed by an inauguration of the Buddhist centre.

These Buddha statues are made of bronze, brass, copper and gold with some being decorated with precious jewels. Finally the Buddha statues were hand painted by Nepalese monks.

Contained inside the Buddha statues are 100,000s of Buddhist scrolls containing written mantras and prayers invocations. Earth was collected from around the globe and was packed inside along with cedar and jewels.

40 Buddhist monks spent 3 weeks preparing the scrolls for the Buddha statues, and the scrolls were placed inside by the Nepalese monks.

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. Dalai Lama

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