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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Largest Buddha - Obscure sights around NYC
From: lrzeitlin at (lrzeitlin at
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 11:35:01 -0400

Interesting and fairly obscure sights around New York City.

With reference to the Dali Lama photo op, the Chuang Yen Monastery 
houses the largest statue of Buddha in Europe, North and South America. 
It is located in Kent, NY, about an hour's drive north of New York 
City. The monastery was dedicated by the Dali Lama a few years ago. The 
walkway to the main building is guarded by an impressive array of 
statues of Buddhist saints and a few granite lions. The statue of the 
Buddha is about as tall as a four story building. The grounds are 
beautiful, especially during the spring and summer. If you take a Fall 
Color trip to upstate NY it is well worth a detour. The colors are just 
starting to change and should be at their peak in a couple of weeks.

The series starts here:

Larry Z

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