This statue of the Buddha or the Enlightened One sits atop a Chinese Garden and lagoon on Avery Island Louisiana. This garden is just one of several known as the Jungle Gardens. This sanctuary was created by Edward Mcllhenny who was a very conservation minded individual who imported plants and flowers from around the world. The statue itself is over 900 years old and was created for the Shonfa Temple. It was given as a gift to Mr. Mcllhenny by friends who found it stored in a warehouse in New York City. Today the island and the manufacture of Tabasco sauce is still run by his descendants. I can't help but think that the Buddha would be pleased with Mr Mcllhenny's efforts and the peaceful environment he provided for past, present and future generations.
January 11th, 2022
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