Buddhist Temple, Richmond, B.C.


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“To date, the Temple is the most exquisite example of traditional Chinese architecture in Canada. In many ways, it is like a piece of art straight out of the Chinese past, as it resembles any authentic temple that can be found along the banks of the Yangtze River in China, where one of the world’s oldest civilizations originated. The main focus of the exterior of the Temple is its palatial roof, which is similar in structure to that of any royal edifice within the Forbidden City of Beijing, China. The roof is covered entirely with red-orange porcelain tiles imported from China. As strikingly intriguing as the facade of the Temple is its artistic interior, which houses artifacts with superlative Chinese workmanship in sculpture, painting, carpentry and embroidery. Traditional Chinese art and culture are evident in the majestic Buddha/Bodhisattva statues, exquisite shrines, enormous silk paintings of the sixteen Arahats, and the spectacular ceramic murals.: – Buddhist Temple

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The Buddhist Temple in Richmond, BC.
We went there in for the first time in May 2006 and again in 2008.
Photos: Nikon D70 ©

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“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. – Buddha

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B.C. Vacation 2008

B.C. Vacation 2008

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