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Old Jul 16, 2013, 1:02 PM   #1
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Default One of our places for meditation

Our Stupa park at my Buddhist Temple.




Stupas always face east and behind me are a lot of very tall trees, so this photo needed to be done early morning in the summer when the sun goes the highest in the sky.

The land is sloping down as you can see so I'm atop an 8' ladder being held steady by a good friend who's a member of our congregation. Afterwards she pointed out that the ladder which I positioned at the edge of the forest, was at the edge of a patch of poison ivy.

She's a good photographer and gradually agreed when I pointed out that you have to take risks to get the money shot. (Although she did mumble something about who it was taking the risk...)

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What a serene, peaceful looking location.
(Well shot, but beware of using tall ladders in poison ivy. LOL)
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What a serene, peaceful looking location.
(Well shot, but beware of using tall ladders in poison ivy. LOL)
Thanks, Steven. I did set up that ladder such that if I fell it would have been away from the the poison ivy. So I would have been banged up but not itching...
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Hey Ted

That looks nice.. you can feel the shanti/peace just looking at the pic. Where on the east coast is the temple ?

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That looks nice.. you can feel the shanti/peace just looking at the pic. Where on the east coast is the temple ?

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In the Washington DC area.
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Very nice Ted. I've visited quite a few Buddhist Temple's around the world and always liked the feeling of serenity that seems to go with them.
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Quite beautiful. Back in the 80's I visited a stupa in Massachusetts though I cannot remember where. According to an ex monk I have worked for it was copied from one in Sri Lanka he supervised the building of. I was there with a class so I did not appreciate it the way I would today.

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