Monday, July 12, 2010

Pics from a Buddhist Temple

Over July 4th weekend I went out to Long Island to visit my friend Joe, and we went to see the finally-completed Buddhist Temple. The Temple was started about 5 years ago, but the group ran out of money and so the outside was completed but the inside bare. Now the Temple is finished, and a few weeks ago the group held an open house and consecration of the space and grounds.

Besides the gold statues and flowers and candles was this interesting round wheel, a meditation or prayer wheel perhaps. In the pic above, with the wheel on top of the large steel stand, you can just make out that the paper wrapping around the wheel and base are dollar bills, something I often meditate on and enjoy thinking about.


  1. It's called a Dharma Wheel

  2. Thanks for the identification. Interesting thought, the path to enlightenment is made of dollar bills--or perhaps the path to enlightenment comes from transforming dollar bills. :)