a very beautiful spiritual activity
Last week the community at IKRC prepared and filled all the statues to install in the shrine of the new Temple.
As it says in the Statue Filling Instructions Booklet:
"Statues of Buddhas are a source of profound blessings for the people of this world. Even for non-Buddhists simply looking at a statue of Buddha will bless their mind and sow the seeds of virtue and future happiness.
"For Buddhists, one of the commitments of going for refuge is to regard any image of a Buddha as an actual Buddha. It is therefore important that statues, stupas and so forth are properly prepared and filled correctly.
"Filling statues in this special way is a very beautiful spiritual activity that creates the cause to become ‘filled with realizations’. If we fill a statue correctly we accumulate merit for as long as the statue exists."
It's now just a matter of days before the Temple Opening Ceremony -a wonderful, auspicious event not to be missed. Book now if you have not already done so.