The Jade Buddha Temple is still a working Buddhist monastery. It's home to two white jade Buddhas, carved from a single slab of Burmese jade. One is a sitting Buddha, bejeweled and weighing in at a massive 425lbs. The other is a 1m-long recumbent Buddha. Entrance is 20rmb. Photographs of the sitting Buddha are prohibited.
Tuesday is the first day of the sixth lunar month marking a new moon! Typically, Buddhists make a point to visit a temple on the new moon (day 1 of the lunar month) and the full moon (day 15). The days are normally marked by eating vegetarian, burning joss sticks, temple prayer and piety in a show of devotion. However, since closing down for Chinese New Year, all temples have been...
Checking-in to the famous temple for a weekend of chanting, meditation and silent reflection
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