Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Bodhi Festival Brings Largest Jade Buddha, a Symbol of Peace, to Miami

By Christine Benavente and Amanda Rabines
The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace will be on display through Feb. 8. AMANDA RABINES SOUTH FLORIDA NEWS SERVICE
FLORIDA---As six Tibetan monks meditated at Ichimura Miami-Japanese Garden, silence filled the air. The monks recited mantras about love and compassion at the opening ceremony of the Bodhi Festival, a world peace, art and spiritual-healing exhibition, hosted by the ChakraSamvara Center, a Buddhist healing center in Miami Beach that promotes personal health and well-being. Along with the other monks, Phuntso was there for the coming of The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace, a five-ton Buddha statue carved out of a block of polar jade. [link]