The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace Arriving in Garland, TX

The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace Arriving in Garland, TX

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DALLAS, TX (AsiaWorldMedia.com) - The majestic 4.5 tons Jade Buddha for Universal Peace is being exhibited around the world before it is permanently rested at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion in Bendigo, Australia.  The Jade Buddha has a valued of approximately $5 million but to most who witness the magnificent statue, it is priceless.  The brilliant emerald-green Jade Buddha is currently on display at Tinh Xa Ngoc Nhien Buddhist Temple, 210 Katy Street in Garland, TX, and will be touring across the U.S. throughout 2014, including Phuoc Minh Monastery in Duson, LA after it leaves North Texas on March 16, 2014 (See below for U.S. tour dates). AWMJADE24 The Buddha statue was carved from a rare 18 tons boulder of translucent jade, known as "Polar Jade", and modeled from the most famous Buddha in the world, inside the Mahabodhi Stupa in Bodha Gaya (India).  The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace was first blessed in Northern Thailand before the carving process began in early 2003 and completed in December 2008. AWMJADE9 The Jade Buddha has already been viewed  by over 7 million people around the world and has traveled around 60 cities in Vietnam, Australia, USA, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, France, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Sri Lanka and India before arriving to Garland, TX this week.  From Texas, the Jade Buddha was transported through Richardson, TX near Cali Saigon Mall on the morning of March 7, 2014 before arriving at its current location in Garland, TX at Tinh Xa Ngoc Nhien Buddhist Temple.  AWMJADE22 Hundreds of North Texas residents came out to view the once in a life time Buddha statue on its first couple of days arriving in Garland, TX.  The City of Garland, Tinh Xa Ngoc Nhien Buddhist Temple, event organizers and Asia World Media were all presents in welcoming the Jade Buddha statue with an opening ceremony and blessing by the Buddhist monks.  JarvisJacobs_photo-2014-Jade Buddha Police escort the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace to North Texas. Photo by Jarvis Jacobs JarvisJacobs_photo-2014-JadeBuddha3Photo by Jarvis Jacobs / Special Contributor Photographer JarvisJacobs_photo-2014-JadeBuddha2Parade of the Jade Buddha to North Texas. Photo by Jarvis Jacobs/Special Contributor Photographer JarvisJacobs_photo-2014-JadeBuddha1Monks offering Blessing. Photo by Jarvis Jacobs / Special Contributor Photographer "We could not believe what an honored and tremendous privileged for the City of Garland to have been chosen by the Jade Buddha of Universal Peace as the hosted city," said Jennifer Nguyen-Chair of the City of Garland Multicultural Commission and Merna Parcon-Co-chair of the Committees for DFW Jade Buddha Exhibits. The Buddha statue will remain at the Tinh Xa Ngoc Nhien Buddhist Temple for a short time til March 16, 2014.  For more information about the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace, visit http://www.jadebuddha.org.au AWMJADE13 AWMJADE21 AWMJADE26 AWMJADE27 AWMJADE19 AWMJADE17 AWMJADE23 AWMJADE6

2014- Jade Buddha Tour in USA

January 2 – January 21 The Vietnamese Buddhist Congregation of The US Trung Tam Phat Giao To Dinh Minh Dang Quang 3010 W. Harvard Street Santa Ana, CA 92704 Contact: The Most Ven. Thich Minh Tuyen Phone: (714) 437-9511 January 25 –  February 9 Vietnamese Buddhist Congregation of the US Nhu Lai Meditation Temple 3340 Central Ave. San Diego, CA 92105 Contact: Ven. Thich Minh Hoi Phone: (619) 895-8137 Email: nhulaithientu@yahoo.com February 12 – February 23 Phat Hoc Vien Bodidharma 2050 Clinton Street Aurora, CO 80010 Contact: Ven. Thich Tri Vien Phone: 303-367-5273 Email: nguyenhk11@icloud.com March 6 – March 16 Tinh Xa Ngoc Nhien 210 Katy Street Garland, TX 75040 Contact: Ven. Thich Minh An Phone: (972) 276 2900 or (503) 473 5113 Email: tinhxangocnhien@gmail.com March 20 – March 30 Phuoc Minh Monastery 7311 W. Congress Street Duson, LA 70529 Contact: Ven. Thich Gioi Minh Phone: (323) 365-7879 Email: thichgioiminh@yahoo.com April 3 – April 13 Ichimura Miami-Japan Garden 1101 MacArthur Causeway Miami, FL 33132 Contact: Mai Dechen Phone: (786) 393-4806 Email: chakrasamvara369@gmail.com April 17 – April 27 Xa Loi Temple 6310 Manor Woods Road Frederick, MD 21703 Contact: Ven. Thich Bao Thanh Phone: (301) 792-1095 Email: tsbaothanh@yahoo.com May 1 – May 11 Tu Vien Tay Phuong 7107 150th Street West Savage, MN 55378 Contact: Abbot Thich Hanh Duc Phone: (952) 300-8839 Email: ThichHanhDuc2013@gmail.com www.tuvientayphuong.org May 15 – May 25 Tu Vien Linh Phong 2690 E Ten Mile Road Warren, MI 48091 Contact: Rev. Thich Nu An Hoa Phone: (619) 564-1720 Email: tuvienlinhphong@yahoo.com  May 29 – June 8 The Sangha Bhiksu Buddhist Association Thien Vien Minh Dang Quang 3495 Greenview Dr. Lawrenville, GA 30044 Contact: Ven. Thich Minh Dat Phone: (770) 368-0589 Email: tvminhdangquangga@yahoo.com June 12 – June 22 Buddhist Community of Memphis and Vicinity Quan Am Monastery 3500 S. Goodlett Road Memphis, TN 38115 Contact: Ven. Thich Nguyen Tanh Phone: (901) 362-8070 Email: huy_nguyen655@yahoo.com June 26 – July 6 Lam Ty Ni Temple 79 Margin Street Lawrence, MA 01841 Contact: Ven. Thich Nhuan Binh Phone: (978) 975-3874 Email: lamtynitu@yahoo.com July 10 – July 20 Linh Son Temple 100 Rivalda Rd, North York, Ont M9M-2M8 Contact: Ven. Thich Tri Dung Phone: (416) 748-0999 Email: linhson.chua@yahoo.ca July 24 – August 3 VIETNAMESE BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION IN USA Van Hanh Center 7605 Bull Run Drive Centreville, VA 20121 Contact: Ven. Sakya Tri-Tue Phone: 703-968-8460 Email: sakyatritue@gmail.com August 6 – August 10 Watt Munisotaram 2925 220th Street East Hampton, MN 55031 Contact: Ven. Moeng Sang Phone: (651) 463-3101 Email: pengsan_64@msn.com Website: http://web.wattmunisota.org August 14 – August 24 Linh Quang Buddhist Center 3175 W Pleasant Hill Road Lincoln, NE 68523 Contact: Ven. Thich Phap Tri Phone: (402) 438-4719 Email: thichphaptri@yahoo.com August 28 – September 7 Tinh Xa Ngoc Chau 4320 SE 136th Ave. Portland, OR 97236 Contact: Rev. Thich Nu Hieu Lien Phone: (503) 724-4972 Email: lediemphuong18@yahoo.com September 11 – September 21 Buddhist Cultural Center Of The NW Duoc Su Temple & Ten Thousand Medicine Buddha Temple 6924 42nd Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98118 Contact: Ven. Thich Dong Trung Phone: (206) 725-1070 Cell    : (206) 909-7828 Email: chuaduocsu@duocsu.org September 25 –  October 5 Minh Dang Quang Meditation Thien Vien Minh Dang Quang 208 S. Allentown Road Telford, PA 18969 Phone: (267) 203-8026 Contact: Ven. Thich Minh An Phone: (503) 789-7680 Ven. Thich Minh Tu Phone: (503) 473-5113 Email: minhquangtemple@gmail.com October 16 – October 26 Samantabhadra Buddhist Center INC Trung Tam Phat Giao Pho Hien 155 Quincy Ave Braintree, MA 02184 Contact: Ven. Thich Thien Hue Phone: (781) 848-7519 Email: intvesak2005@beld.net October 30 – November 9 Dai Bi Buddhist Center 3577 Whitley Road Wylie, TX 5098 Contact: Ven. Thich Giai Ngo Phone: (972) 412-4935 Email: thaygiaingo@gmail.com November 13, 2014 –  Jan 4, 2015 Vietnamese Bhikkhuni Buddhist Congregation Tinh Xa Ngoc Hoa 766 S. Second Street San Jose, CA 95112 Contact: Rev. Thich Nu Tien Lien Phone:  (408) 295-2436 (Vietnamese) (408) 507-2363 (English) Email: ngochoatemple@gmail.com