We went out to see the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace at Linh Son Temple in Worcester, MA. This is some of what we saw.
The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace is the largest Buddha carved from gemstone quality jade in the world. The Jade Buddha is 2.7 meters high and sits on an alabaster throne of 1.4 high. The Jade Buddha itself weighs around 4 tons and has been valued at $5 million.
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Location: Linh Son Temple, 16 Ruthven Ave, Worcester, MA
May 22 through June 5, 2010
Jade Buddha for Universal Peace website
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The courtyard is decorated all around with these and paper lanterns. At night, there are lots of beautiful lights.
The purpose of exhibiting the Jade Buddha around the world is for everyone, irrespective of their religion, to take a moment to reflect upon peace; peace for the world; peace in their relationships; peace for their families and friends; peace at work; peace in their mind. We hope that such positive inspiration will bring joy and motivation in the lives of those who are able to see the Jade Buddha.