Thursday, 21 May 2009

Nan Tien Temple: The Lotus Pond

From the Nan Tien website:
"Lotus - whether shown as a developing bud, in full bloom, with or without a stem - is one of the most complex and prominent Buddhist symbols of purity and enlightenment. From the swampy depths it grows into an exquisite and fragrant flower. Likewise, people can emerge from ignorance, become pure, and blossom into enlightenment. The lotus is also a cosmic flower, representative of the supramundane. Lotus imagery abounds throughout Nan Tien Temple. Most of the Buddha and Bodhisattva figures are on lotus thrones."


  1. Great series. This place seems so tranquil.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

  2. Just love these shots, Sally.Such a beautiful building with the weeping willows and that lovely water. I love the Lotus. We have some planted in a garden in Menton. So sorry I've not been commenting lately - you are often in my mind...(I sound like a song!)