Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

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Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:44 pm

This is my new place and Dhamma center. A Maha Bodhi replica just got completed. It is not as big and elaborate as most Maha Bodhi replicas. It is more of an outdoor shrine / temple, similar to what many Sri Lankan temples have for their Bodhi Trees.

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Re: Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:20 pm

:twothumbsup:
looks good, I don't see it in the link though I take it is a older shoot :(
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Re: Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

Postby cooran » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:26 pm

Hello David,

Really impressive!

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Re: Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

Postby Ben » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:53 pm

Wow, its amazing David!
Great merit to you!
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Re: Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

Postby SamKR » Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:52 am

:anjali: :anjali: :anjali:

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Postby plwk » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:03 am

I have to confess David...when I saw the thread title Maha Bodhi LV i was thinking of...

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Re: Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:58 am

Cittasanto wrote::twothumbsup:
looks good, I don't see it in the link though I take it is a older shoot :(


Thanks, Cittasanto, Chris, Ben, Sam. Yes, it is an older aerial photo of the property so the replica is not showing on that shot.

(edit: aerial photo in the link has been updated to a new Google Earth view which now shows the Maha Bodhi replica.)

plwk wrote:I have to confess David...when I saw the thread title Maha Bodhi LV i was thinking of...


:) If you look closely at one of the other photos I have of it at the link, you can see the Stratosphere Casino in the background (the Stratosphere tower).

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Re: Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

Postby bodom » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:29 am

That is so cool!

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Re: Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:31 am

bodom wrote:That is so cool!


:thanks:

Today we just finished another retreat here. This one led by Bhante Saranapala.

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Re: Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

Postby Ben » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:26 am

Very nice, David!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

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saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

Postby robertk » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:45 pm

Wow, that is amazing, on your own place right?
Awesome.

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Re: Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:53 pm

robertk wrote:Wow, that is amazing, on your own place right?
Awesome.


:thanks: Thanks, yes that is at my place.

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:12 pm

Anumodana Dr S! Truly impressive!
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Re: Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

Postby marc108 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:08 am

sweet! very nice!
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Re: Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:14 am

:thanks: Thanks KB, marc

I updated the photo in the OP; it now shows some of the improvements to the landscaping with desert rocks and a walking trail around it and a young fig tree to the side (the small one to the right of the Maha Bodhi replica).

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Re: Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

Postby appicchato » Tue May 01, 2012 12:29 am

:thumbsup:

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Re: Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

Postby yawares » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:16 am

David N. Snyder wrote:
bodom wrote:That is so cool!


:thanks:

Today we just finished another retreat here. This one led by Bhante Saranapala.
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Dear David,
You also have a retreat place at your house...so cool!! Who are the people in the room...upasakas/upasikas ??
What LV stand for?
Now I can see the Buddha statue up close..the face looks different from my Buddha statue's face..mine looks Indian.
I like your gravel landscape look like my daughter's backyard...with lots of cactus/desert plants. Her house is so close to Aliante Casino..I could see the sun rising behind the big mountain near by while standing on her second floor balcony. I love Vegas too.
We visited our daughter many times...Love all the casino display lights at night very much.

Your place looks so lovely/peaceful :candle:
yawares :anjali:

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Re: Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:59 pm

Hi yawares,

yawares wrote:Who are the people in the room...upasakas/upasikas ??


Yes

yawares wrote:What LV stand for?


Las Vegas

yawares wrote:We visited our daughter many times...Love all the casino display lights at night very much.


You and Tep could come by and visit some time on one of your future trips here.

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Re: Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

Postby yawares » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:22 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:Hi yawares,

yawares wrote:Who are the people in the room...upasakas/upasikas ??


Yes

yawares wrote:What LV stand for?


Las Vegas

yawares wrote:We visited our daughter many times...Love all the casino display lights at night very much.


You and Tep could come by and visit some time on one of your future trips here.

:thanks: Yawares/Tep thank for your kind invitation :thanks:

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Re: Introducing Maha Bodhi LV

Postby Upachara » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:37 am

David

Are you running retreats in your house?
The replica is wonderful!
May I ask whether you have found meditation teachers to whom you can have face to face access if required to receive guidance in meditation ? Anumodana to you and may all aspirations be fulfilled.


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