Sunday, May 14, 2006

Dreams of buddha fields

Great Buddha Hall, Chuang-yen Monastery, Carmel, N.Y., October 2001, by Michael

And I awoke
surrounded by ten thousand buddhas
and I was whole again

10 comments:

Matt Kohai said...

Kim was talking about this monastery just yesterday... Must be a beautiful place. I have to visit one day, soon.

Michael said...

Actually, it's a little disappointing, or at least it was when I was there about four or five years ago. The interiors of some of the buildings are quite nice, and there's a beautiful lake, though.
I'll post more photos from my visits soon (I've been there several times, but not recently).

Michael said...

P.S. I should add that although it might not be the most picturesque of places, its's considered an excellent resource for the study of East Asian religions.

isabel said...

beautiful photograph.

Michael said...

Thanks, Isabel!

crosshatched said...

beautiful photograph.

C~ said...

Love this post, Michael. The image and the imagery, the words and the spaces left between them. Beautiful.

Michael said...

Thanks, Crooshatched and C~, for your very kind comments. I appreciate them.

Chiaki said...

Hello,I visit your page by web ring. I like the photo with many Buddha that remind me of rush time in Japan but quiet rush time just like when we meditate I thought and I saw other your photo which are really beautiful I would like to come back again. Thank you for your photo and let me have this space!

Michael said...

Hello, Chiaki-san, blog yokoso he!

Thank you for viewing my blog. I look forward to visiting your Web site because I, too, enjoy Japanese culture very, very much. I used to live in Chiba-ken.
I enjoy old-time Japanese culture (especially Muromachi and Edo jidai), the type of thing many people would call furu-kusai today.

Mata yoroshiku onegaitashimasu,
Michael