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Buddha Rising
DECEMBER 2005
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Melting Pot
Photograph by Steve McCurry

While most temples focus on one tradition to impart the teachings of the Buddha, the Hua Zang Si Temple in San Francisco, California, integrates practices from all Buddhist sects. Housed in an old German Lutheran church, the temple is run by resident nuns whose daily activities include meditation and discussion of Buddhist teachings (above), in view of a 21-foot (6-meter) Amitabha Buddha, the Buddha of Infinite Light who is revered by sects who chant his name as part of the path to enlightenment.

Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Kodak E100
Lens: 20mm
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded @ f/4
Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Unrecorded
Lighting Techniques: Natural light

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