Living Life in the Moment

Living Life in the Moment

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Rick's Roadshow: Hong Kong's Po Lin Monastery & Temple

Whenever I travel through Asia, I always try to visit a Buddhist temple if possible. The Po Lin Temple and Monastery on Hong Kong's Lantau island was an easy decision, as it is adjacent to the Big Buddha I visited (see yesterday's post). While I am not a Buddhist officially, I firmly subscribe to the teachings of Buddha, and also follow the teachings of HH The Dalai Lama. So visiting Buddhist temples has a special meaning to me, more than just as a tourist, but an opportunity to pray too. I hope you enjoy viewing these photos, it is truly a beautiful and inspirational place.
entrance gates leading to the monastery

beautiful lotus flower plants in the temple courtyard



I stopped to buy some incense to use while in the temples

lighting the incense...

then you bring it to the various parts of the temple to pray, then leave the incense
















you can see others doing the same. Pray, bow, leave incense sticks
















a close up to the entrance of the temple steps


check out the wonderful dragon columns....






















various Buddha statues for various causes...

I think this is a generic Buddha for family


all the lanterns and decorations hanging from the ceiling are beautiful








































































































































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Well that's all for now, I'm afraid. My work travels keep me fully occupied so I shall close here. Tomorrow I'll post a few various photos from across Asia and wrap up Rick's Roadshow from Asia. Thanks for stopping by!


3 comments:

© Karelian Blonde said...

Thank you for sharing Mr Rockhill! I for one have enjoyed these posts from Asia :)

"Lois Grebowski" said...

Thank yhou for sharing the incense prayer ritual. I learned something from that. The Bhuddist temples are so beautiful like our cathredrals. All for the glory of faith...

Safe travels and thanks for taking us along and especially during this very private moment of prayer.

KathyA said...

What a wonderful place to meditate and pray. The flowers and citrus trees...!!!

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