Saturday, August 30, 2008

Temples and Monasteries of Lumbini - Theraveda School

Being such an important site, Buddhists from around the world have built temples in Lumbini. The temples and monuments are funded by foreign entities; sometimes governments fund them, sometimes Buddhist organizations supply the cash, and sometimes a wealthy individual supports the project. This creates a kind of Buddhist embassy zone, which is a fascinating showcase of the religion’s role in cultures around the world, and the ways in which those cultures have influenced Buddhism.

Sri Lanka



Japanese Peace Pagoda

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