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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.

Japanese lilacs line the edge of the reflection pond.

The wheels around the stupa and the temple represent the dhamma (dharma in Sanskrit). Dhamma is widely defined to be the words of the Buddha, the practice of his teaching, and the attainment of enlightenment. Dhamma is not just doctrines; it is…

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

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

Buddha with hands crossed in lap in the dhyana or meditation mudra, legs in the single lotus position, looking very hungry and ascetic. Having the statue under a tree in the midst of meditation might represent the Buddha meditating under the Bodhi…

This Buddha is the Buddha who has yet to come to earth. Known as Maitreya in Sanskrit and Metteyya in Pali, this Buddha is regarded as a bodhisattva who will appear on Earth in the future, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma.…

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

The outdoor temple of the Watt. In the foreground the Buddha statue is has the Bhumisparsha mudra, or the earth touching or earth witness mudra. This mudra, formed with all five fingers of the right hand extended to touch the ground, symbolizes the…