Monday, July 1, 2013

City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

There is a place near Ukiah, California  (100 miles north of San Francisco) called the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas.  Originally the site was the Mendocino State Hospital (known previously as the Mendocino State Asylum for the Insane).  The Hospital was closed in 1972, the land/buildings were purchased in 1974 and by 1976 an international Buddhist community/monastery was established.  Last year while traveling through the area I first became aware of it.  My son and I made a visit a year ago, and then again this year while traveling from northern to southern California.  If you are ever in the area you might want to consider having lunch at their vegetarian restaurant.  This is a picture of their main gate, as were were leaving.
They have peacocks wandering free all over the campus.  They make such eerie sounds.
There are Six Great Principles they live by.  If everyone, especially our politicians, would live by these principles I can't help but think what a better world it would be.

1 comment:

  1. Huh, I went to Ukiah once and had no idea about this place!


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