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Friday, August 20, 2010

The Thousand Lotus Memorial Terrace

Situated on the northwestern slope of the Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel, NY. There are two terraces that contain 1,050 and 2,076 stell niches, respectively. Each niche can hold two urns.

The half circle design and the statue of the Amitabha Buddha, which overlooks the terrace, symbolize the Western Paradise in Pure Land Buddhism.

Twice a year, in the spring and autumn, there are ceremonies in which the ashes of the deceased are placed in the terraces.

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