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In the lower level of the stupa, there is a work station where the buddha statues are painted, preparing to be placed for view in the stupa.

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A statue of the Buddha shielded by Mucalinda, a snake like being who shielded the Buddha from the elements after the Buddha's enlightenment.

Japanese lilacs line the edge of the reflection pond.

This standing statue has the name Miss Bakly Angeline (Bakly Sithor) engraved on the pedestal.

Statue of Jayavarman VII, King of the Khmer Empire from circa 1181-1218.

The group of statues refers to the story of Sujãtã, a daughter of a rich man, who prayed to the tree-spirit of the Bodhi tree to have her first child be a son.1 Sujãtã's prayer was fulfilled, and she sent her maid to the Bodhi tree to clean up the…

A block of green foam with holes for sticking incense into.

Painted Buddhas in various mudras and configurations adorn the ledges of the lower level of the stuppa, illuminated by colored LED lights.

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

The two Buddhas in the upper sanctuary both are performing the Bhumisparsha mudra.