At Nanzoin Temple in Sasaguri, Fukuoka, Japan lies the world’s largest Reclining Bronze Buddha.
In Buddhist philosophy, the Reclining Buddha symbolises the moment Gautama the Buddha achieved Nirvana, liberation from the cycle of human earthly life, after a lifetime of seeking enlightenment and sitting in meditation.
The Buddha’s face depicts simple serenity.
There is balance, a sense of absolute harmony.
Buddha’s feet, inlaid with intricate designs of gold are remarkable.
This is a work of art.
I am lifted into a moment unexpected comfort and calm.
A serendipitous encounter with Simplicity and Solace.
Today, the Buddha reclines and rests surrounded by mountains of peaceful green under a sky of blue azure.
Behind the Reclining Bronze Buddha.
Walk into the interior of the reclining bronze statue and you will find…