Dafo

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Leshan 10

Published 07/06/2013 by inspiringyourspirit

Here we are, at last you say!

We have arrived…Here is ‘Dafo’ Big Buddha. As you can see he is huge and commanda a special place overlooking the river.

I do hope you enjoyed your walk with me around the gardens of Leshan and you gained some peace, solitude and compassion from the journey.

Namaste
Mark

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Leshan 9

Published 30/05/2013 by inspiringyourspirit

Hi Everyone,

Well, it’s day nine of our walk around the beautiful gardens that surround Leshan Temple in Sichuan Province China. We are now coming to the temple itself, as you will see from the images below, it is protected by some fearsome carvings which stand guard outside the temple entrance. The temple is high up the side of the hill and it is a very tiresome climb up all those steps.

At the bottom of the steps is a large Lotus Leaf Statue which is used for burning candles as a offering to The Buddha and to Passed family members and friends.

Lotus Leaf

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Another enormous carved Buddha sits inside the temple at the top of the hill.

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Leshan 8

Published 25/05/2013 by inspiringyourspirit

at rest harmony nothing to fear Open Hand water of life

Leshan 6

Published 20/05/2013 by inspiringyourspirit

Carved in Stone 11 Chengdu

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Hi everyone,

Here are some more images of the beautiful statues and wall carvings during my walk around the Leshan Temple gardens. Leshan is in Sichuan Province China close to Chengdu where the horrific earthquakes have taken place in 2008 and most recently in 2013. The worst earthquake happened in Wenchuan on Monday May 12th 2008 killing 69,195 people and a further 18,392 still missing presumed dead, so a total of 87,587 souls were lost to Mother Earth on that day. The earthquake was also felt in nearby countries and as far away as both Beijing and Shanghai—1,500 km (930 mi) and 1,700 km (1,060 mi) away—where office buildings swayed with the tremor. I too felt these tremors in Shanghai 😦 Strong aftershocks, some exceeding magnitude 6, continued to hit the area even months after the main quake, causing new casualties and damage.

I hope you enjoy my continued walk around these beautiful gardens and you feel some energy and serenity from the images?

Namaste
Mark

Leshan 3

Published 10/05/2013 by inspiringyourspirit

Meditation. One of the thousands of statues in the gardens surrounding the temple at Leshan.

Meditation

Beautiful faces depicting strength, power, achievement, meditation, serenity, peace and enlightenment.

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One of the temple warriors a protector looking strong and ready for action.

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Leshan 2

Published 08/05/2013 by inspiringyourspirit

Buddas2 Stunningly beautiful carvings are everywhere as you walk through the vast gardens which surround the temples and Dafo Buddha. intrecate detail A place to sit, to close your eyes, listen to the birds singing in the trees, to feel the wind on your face, relax and be mindful 🙂 Namaste Mark

Leshan China

Published 07/05/2013 by inspiringyourspirit

 

Carved in Stone 16 Chengdu

Hello Everyone,

I’m going to take you on a pictorial journey of Leshan to see The Giant Buddha of Leshan also known as
樂山大佛, ‘Dafo’ which means Big Buddha, Dafo is the tallest stone Buddha statue in the world, and by far the tallest pre-modern statue in the world. carved out of a cliff face by an 8th-century monk during the Tang Dynasty (618–907AD) in southern Sichuan province. The Giant Buddha overlooks the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers which flow below his feet and faces the sacred Mount Emei (with which it shares its World Heritage status).

I will share with you many images during the next few days which I hope will enable you to enjoy the beauty and serenity that this very special and spiritual place has to offer.

I do hope you enjoy the journey with me!

Namaste

Mark

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