Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

Today in Hong Kong I took a solo journey to the 10,000 Buddhas Monestary. After an easy and efficient ride on the user friendly subway system I walked behind an office park and up many steps to reach the top of a green mountain where lies a monastery. There are thousands of Buddha statutes, big and small, there and every one is different. Also many Quan Yin, or Kum Yam in Cantonese.  I ate at the vegetarian cafe, watched the monkeys play in the trees and lit incense offerings to the murtis.

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I love this thoughtful Buddha:

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And spider friend Buddha:

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And so many more. Warrior Buddhas. Straight from the stupa Buddhas, fat Buddhas, ascetic Buddhas…

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Quan Yin Bodhisattva:

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Once I reached the top the temples and view were awe inspiring.

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I watched a family of monkeys for some time as well. How many monkeys can you find in these photos? (Babies too!)

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The mountain was beautiful.

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I watched some temple attendants retrieve a bird’s nest from above the temple and then reconstruct it in a basket to save the baby birds.

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And now after climbing many stairs today and having traditional mango coconut aloe dessert tonight, I will go to bed early with some treats that taste like home: chips, chocolate, and wine.

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About April Rose

Bellydancer | Choreographer | Researcher M.A., Dance Studies, UCLA Dance Thoughtfully. Dance Playfully.
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2 Responses to Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

  1. Hey April, have you visited the Po Lin Monestary? Really cool…
    Teresa

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