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A beautiful Buddhist building blossoms


Above and below are images of the magnificent new Nan Tien Institute (a Buddhist educational center) located in Wollongong, Australia. The building’s entrance was designed to resemble the blooming petals of a lotus flower, which has three significant spiritual meanings to … Continue reading

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Adding grace to place


Below are listed sixteen sweet ideas for adding grace to a place. Some of these ideas may sound like simple steps, but I am always amazed how few American communities actually employ them on a regular basis as a way of gracing … Continue reading

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