In early November 2010, two months after the IARF’s 33rd Congress in India which His Holiness inaugurated, he came to the Kansai region of Japan, on 7th attending a Peace Conference of Youth in Osaka (where our Secretariat has been based); and on 8th November he was guest of honour at World Heritage site of Todai-ji Temple in Nara.
Its Great Buddha Hall (大仏殿 Daibutsuden) is the largest wooden building in the world. It houses the world’s largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana, known in Japanese simply as Daibutsu (大仏).
The temple also serves as the Japanese headquarters of the Kegon school of Buddhism. See www.dalailama.com/gallery/album/0/108 for more photos…
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