Sunday, May 6, 2012

Vesak Day In Auckland

Visited Fo Guang Shan North Island NZ during Vesak day
(Sometimes informally called "Buddha's Birthday", it actually encompasses the birth, enlightenment, and passing away of Gautama Buddha) for prayer which is about 25km from CBD Auckland.

Main Temple
The Temple is adapted from the palatial design of the Tang Dynasty, using greyish green glazed roof tiles, maroon stone pillars and vertical slat window frames to project magnificence, grandeur, cultivation and strength. The courtyard is lined with stone lanterns of the Tang Dynasty, with pine trees, bamboo, cherry blossoms and willows imparting an atmosphere of grace and elegance.
"Da Xion Bao Dian"- Buddha`s Shrine

The layout of the courtyard is the basic pattern of siheyuan composition. A few little cute monks sitting at different corners further enhance the peaceful and soothing atmosphere of this temple. This will be a place to calm your soul, to heal a "broken heart". wink!
A cute little monk sitting at one corner.
Remember these quotes

1. Give others confidence.
2. Give others Hope
3. Give others joy.
4. Give others convenience

Be a wise and happy human being. Wink!

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