Depiction of the Bodhisattva Maitreya. This is a representation of the Buddha of contentment and abundance. The monks dress the statue every morning, and leave it with a fresh lotus bud. People who wish to offer a prayer buy a small piece of gold leaf from the monastery and apply it to the statue.

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Christine brand 29 Nov 2006

Gracious...he called me...maybe I should laugh, huh!! Cool shot!

Jerry 28 Nov 2006

Very delightful!

Emily Reed 28 Nov 2006

Pretty!!! Delightful!!!!