Dharma Wheel

A Buddhist discussion forum on Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism
It is currently Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:55 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Forum rules


Please click here to view the forum rules



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:03 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:36 am
Posts: 4027
Location: Spaceship Earth
The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a monumental outdoor bronze statue of Amida Buddha in the Kotoku-in Temple in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is believed that the statue was originally cast in 1252, following an idea by the priest Joko, who also collected donations to build it. The sculptors were One-Goroemon and Tanji-Hisatomo. The statue is approximately 13.35m tall and weighs approximately 93 tons. Soundtrack by Parichayaka Hammerl.


_________________
    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:00 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:50 pm
Posts: 47
Location: BC, Canada
Beautiful! Thanks for posting. :thumbsup:

Here is one of the Ushiku Daibutsu, a standing Amida statue. The third tallest statue in the world.
Unfortunately the camera is sideways in part, and the music doesn't go to the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Lb9ch4y ... re=related

_________________
Namo Amida Butsu


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:18 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:36 am
Posts: 4027
Location: Spaceship Earth
Very nice Shutoku! Thanks for that!

_________________
    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:41 am
Posts: 2776
Whenever I see this Daibutsu, it gives me hope that the Pure Land is so possible, here and now, if only all of us want it to manifest and create the causes for it.... :anjali:

_________________
TWTB BIES OCB DDM BWF


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:49 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:19 pm
Posts: 5986
Location: Taiwan
If you ever make it to Tokyo please visit Kamakura. It is next door to Tokyo in Kanagawa prefecture. It is very easy to get to.

I haven't been there in years. I should visit again sometime soon. :smile:

I could probably get there in like an hour from here.... :buddha1:

_________________
Flower Ornament Depository (Blog) Indrajāla's Contemplations (Blog) Exploring Classical Chinese (Blog) Dharma Depository (Site)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:36 am
Posts: 4027
Location: Spaceship Earth


In a temple garden near Kumamoto in Southern Japan I discovered a site with 500 Buddha sculptures. They show that there is not only one Buddha, but many aspects of Buddha exist (quote from author). Soundtrack by Parichayaka Hammerl.

_________________
    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group