Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Visit to a Temple

During a recent trip to Hawaii we took a day trip to the Byodo-In Temple in the Valley of the Temples. The Byodo-In Temple is located at the foot of the Ko'olau Mountains on Oahu. The most sacred aspect of the temple is the nine-foot Buddha. The is the largest Buddha carved in over 900 years. Surrounding the Buddha are smaller carvings of enlightened beings known as Boddhisattvas. Here are some pictures from our serene trip to the temple and it's grounds.