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Tuesday, 28 August 2012
The peace garden at Samye Ling

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In the background of this photo is The Victory Stupa:

A Stupa is a symbol of the enlightened mind of the Buddha and its function is to restore, balance and transform negative energies to heal both our planet and ourselves. The form and contents of the Stupa express the balance and purification of earth, water, fire, air and space. They also express the wisdom and compassion of Buddha nature, the true nature of all living beings. Our Victory Stupa was consecrated in 2000 and is the first of its kind in Scotland.

In the foreground is a statue of Nagarjuna in a pond:

The statue in the lake with a snake rising above it is Nagarjuna, the forefather of the Madyamika school of philosophy, which forms the basis of the Karma Kagyu view of emptiness. According to Buddhist legend, Nagarjuna discovered the Prajnaparamita teachings that had been entrusted to the nagas for safekeeping.

See also: description of Samye Ling Peace Garden at REEP.

Posted by bigblue on 28/08/2012 at 08:57 AM
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