Saturday, June 12, 2010

Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery

carrie, boone and i went to explore singapore's largest buddhist monastery this week. we were just in time to be a part of prayer..i didn't know the rituals, but i loved observing from the sidelines and listening to the chanting. as we walked around i was completely mesmerized by the elaborate carvings of dragons on the rooftops, the various statues of the Buddha in each temple and the painted lotus blossoms on the ceilings. in one spot i had time to do some walking meditation and breathe in the incense filling the air...which was really peaceful.

it was a HUGE i tried to take photos of the different temples..
here's the building with 10,000 buddhas...which, by the way, is A LOT of buddhas.

and a walkway between the temples...

and inside one temple where a woman was stroking the body of a Chinese Buddha statue.

shoes of the sangha outside the library...

it was a wonderful morning... if you're looking for something to explore in singapore, the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery should be on your list. so, this is what WE'VE been doing. what about you?

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