News About Palm Beach Mahabodhi-February 2012.


Welcome !

And best wishes!


1. A local view of January.

Aum! Mahabodhi Svaha!


And a Greeting!

From us!

The local!

An abode of Bodhi!

Full of growth!

Being unique!

And Beautiful!

In season!

For you!


II. Landscaping and renovating - February 2012:

The Buddha's statues have arrived. Just after the Vietnamese New Year! We have much to do in moving, unpacking, and installing the statues, as you will see them in the photos below.


Best Wishes!

And at peace!

With our newly arrived Buddha!!


"Bodhisattvas at home should wish that all beings realize that the nature of "home" is empty, and liberate from its burdens."

-"Bồ-Tát ở nhà, nên nguyện chúng sanh, biết nhà tánh không, khỏi sự bức ngặt."


A nice greeting to.....

The Buddha from the Mahabodhi Temple's region!


Now, the statue of the Buddha looks marvelous....

On the same setup!

"Entering a monastery, Bodhisattvas should wish that all beings, Expound various principles, Of noncontention ."(As Pure Conducts)

-"Vào Tăng-già-lam nên nguyện chúng sanh, diễn thuyết các pháp, không tranh không cải."


Here comes the delivering truck!

Backing up right on the entrance!

Lowing the crates ...

To the ground!

Try to push them in!

As far as it goes-Almost to the porch!

Unloading done!

To head out!

Purifying by the sprinkling rains!

The thin wooden planks!

It rains on and off!

A blessing by the sun!

More rains!

And the brighter sun!

Begin to move them out off the walkway!

No magic, but the hand truck!

And with the help of the fly wood!

And also the water pipes!

More than a ton of solid rock in the crates

Damaged before arrival!

The first create in!

More in!

Almost in!

And in order!

Line them up!

Done moving!

Wow! line up along the wall!

Impressive! Done for the day!

The next morning!

Have to use more technology!

To cut them open!

A first look!

They have survived the 6-month long journey from late August to February!

Yes! All are my Buddha's statues! Here they are, five of them:

The3-foot-tall pink sandstone Buddha-Mahabodhi style!

The 3-foot-tall pinkish sandstone Buddha, Sarnath style.

The 2-foot-tall gray stone Buddha-Sarnath style!

The 2-foot-tall black stone Buddha-Mahabodhi style!

The 2-foot-tall-white stone Buddha-Mahabodhi style!


And line them up along the wall!

It is getting dark!

Untying the ropes!

To the wall!

We call it a day!

"When entering a hall, Bodhisattvas should wish that all beings, Ascend to the unexcelled sanctuary, And rest there secure, unshakable."(As Pure Conducts)

-"Nếu vào điện đường, nên nguyện chúng sanh, lên nhà vô thượng, an trụ bất động."


Next morning!

Clean and nice after the purification!

Neatly line up the wall!

Fortunately, without any major damages!

Namo Shakyamuni Buddha!

Will be a bright day!

Namo Buddhaya!

A final inspection!

Before moving them into the proper positions!

The pink sandstone Buddha in Mahabodhi style!

The gray stone Buddha in Sarnath style!

The three other statues of Buddha ...awaiting for the new Dharma Hall!

Also the beautiful painting of the Mahabodhi Buddha, a gift from Bac Cam Tran.

Brought over by the Buddhists from Orlando.

They help to install the main statue!

Unable to move without them!

Also in installing the painting!

Eventually, the stone Buddha is up there, properly!

And magnificently!

Together by the pure offerings!

Prepare by them!

And brought by them!

Arranging them neatly!

Another vase!

And a final touch1

Look great!

Time for the painting!

Brought and took care by them!

And by these drivers!

In harmony!

And sincere devotion!

Happy to be here!

Offering incense!

To be joyful and respectful, as a donator!

With full dignity and faith!

And confidence!

Together in harmony!

Happy to visit the Enlightened Ones!!

With deep respect!

At peace by the Buddhas!

A memorable time!

Together with kindness!

Helping the youth!

To pay homage!

To the newly installed Buddha!

Main Hall, north side!

Main Buddha, south side!

The newly installed Buddha, south side!

The Main Hall at dawn!

The Buddha at the main altar!

At night! Go on with the chanting session!

To dispel darkness!

And to bestow!

Compassionate blessings!

In all directions!

With kindness and beneficial wishes!

To all!

And to make purifications!

For the arrival of the Buddhas!

Merit and auspiciousness to all!

Outside of the gate!

Along the front gate!

A sunset!

At dusk!

Another sunset!

In front of the gate!

A nice view, as always!