Jade Buddha in Toronto
July 19, 2014
The Linh Son Buddhist Community of Ontario honoured the holy presence of the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace, a day of pilgrimage and prayer for peace. Saturday July 19th was their opening ceremony, one of the biggest events celebrated by Vietnamese. Senator Ngo represented the Canadian government by giving a speech at the event
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“The statue is based on a design of Gautama Buddha in Bodh Gaya, India, where it is believed the spiritual founder of Buddhism was enlightened in the 4th century BCE.
“As a Buddhist, it is important to see and appreciate Buddha and the statue reminds me of the teachings of Buddha and to lead a meaningful life,” she said.” (thestar.com) Full Article