Sunday, April 20, 2008

Bamboo Forest Meditation Centre


Set in a bamboo forest on the outskirts of Dalat, Thien Vien Truc Lam (Bamboo Forest Meditation Centre) was built in 1993 with donations from Vietnamese living in other countries – mainly America.

It is a Zen Buddist monastery with 90 monks and 100 nuns in residence.

A large hall contains a statue of Buddah holding a lotus flower, and the alter is covered in lotus paraphernalia.

Sitting on top of a hill overlooking Paradise Lake it is very peaceful.

27 comments:

dive said...

A beautiful place in a beautiful setting.
Thank you, Jules. This is just gorgeous.

lynn said...

Goodness you get to see such interesting areas.

alicesg said...

Very peaceful and calm place for mediation. The photos of the bamboo looked beautiful.

Donna said...

I would love to see this in person! Beautiful!hughugs

Old Wom Tigley said...

Again Jules you have found us a perfect place to rest awhile.. I would like this place if only for the quietness.. You mentioned a certain word in you post today that brought back memories from childhood.. 'paraphernalia' it takes me back to my first school day when I was little over 5... my what a good memory I have today ha!.. our teacher would say this word alot and it always stuck in my mind.

Jules said...

It was very peaceful and like many other places we went to in Vietnam - we were the only other tourists!!!!

Alexander said...

Have been there http://picasaweb.google.com/neuralwork/DaLat# very nice place! :-)

chris D said...
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chris D said...

how do you find this place, my daughter is going to vietnam in the next few days and she would love to go here.

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forests of bamboo and meditation centers are very quiet places to go to think about life for a while!

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