There Is An Open House At The Buddhist Temple Garden In Cavan June 24th

On June 24th, the public will have to chance to check out the progress of the Wutai Shan Buddhist Garden at the Buddhist Temple being constructed on the outskirts of Bethany.

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The Open House hours that day run from 10 am to 2:30 p.m., with a special consecration ceremony opening the event.

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Visitors to Wutai Shan Buddhist Garden can also do their visit the easy way by riding a comfortable highway coach through the 500 acre garden.

You can reserve a spot on the bus by emailing Kathy Morton here or calling her at 705.277.2751. Visitors who decide to walk should wear sturdy shoes, bring water and sunscreen.

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Below is a picture showing the enormity of the laughing Buddha on the grounds. It was built in China, cut into 72 pieces and shipped here in containers and reassembled. It weighs 127 tons. The head alone is 26 tons.

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The Wutai Shan Garden is located at 708 Ski Hill Road, a few minutes north of Bethany. The garden is one of four sites being developed by the Buddhist Association of Canada. The total acreage of the four sites combined is about 1,700 acres.

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The sites—chosen because of their serenity, tranquility and natural environment—have taken two decades to plan and will take about 20 more years to construct.

We took a tour of the grounds back in June 2015. Read about it here.

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