August 28, 2009

Buddhawatch: A thousand Buddhas appear

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Wow! Hundreds of Buddha carvings appeared on three cliffs bordering a reservoir in Mei Shan City, Sichuan province. Apparently, they're well enough preserved to discern their different expressions. The reservoir that submerged the Buddhas was apparently built against the wishes of "cultural sectors," according to the People's Daily, which also asserts that water served as a better preservative than air.

Buddhatwatch: Post your own favorite Buddhas as comments below and we'll pick a few and put them up.

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dress's picture

thin strips of urban blight that line most larger highways. The drivers skillfully averted slow moving bullock carts, or feckless goats wandering into the roadway. Our journey seemed equally fascinating to the people we passed, many of whom found our invasion a little shocking. The children just smiled and waved.

Fields of wheat, rice, lentils, vegetables, and fruits took turns passing in and out of view. The villages contained christian louboutinclusters of mud-plastered walls shaded by a few scrawny trees, set among patches of green or dun-colored plots, with colorful fabrics spread out to dry, oxcarts creaking by, cattle wandering about, and kids playing in puddles– a vision of harmonious simplicity. Even in the smallest of villages there were many little shops– often duplicates of each

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carol's picture

go to Arlee, Montana is building a peace garden with 1000 Buddhas. Very cool!

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Jan Plotkin's picture

Amazing, surreal and just beautiful!