( Buddha )
Yesterday was Buddha's birthday, and because Avalon shifted our red days so that we could have a four day holiday last weekend, we had to work. This didn't stop JC and I to take in a small cultural experience. We jumped on a bus at 8am and headed down to the fortress where there is a giant gold Buddha statue and a temple. It was really nice to see so many people out showing their respect for Buddha. We also were lucky enough to witness a Buddhist chanting ceremony. It was kind of wonderful.
( Replica of the no5 treasure in Korea )
( many lanterns )
( the temple )
( JC ringing the bell )
( JC squatting with an Ajushi )
( two monks leading the chants )
( meal time )
( eating at the foot of the Buddha )
Buddhist Chanting from Spenser Ford on Vimeo.
( chanting )