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The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace on display in Taiwan. The sculpture will come to Hampton August 6-10

Big Buddha headed to Hampton

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An eight-foot, four ton, gleaming green symbol of international peace and harmony will make a long-awaited stop in Hampton next week.


Monks at the Watt Munisotaram temple applied three years ago to host the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace, a world-traveling sculpture carved from an 18-ton boulder of gem-quality jade unearthed in 2000 in northern Canada. The Dalai Lama consecrated the sculpture in Sydney in 2009 and it began its tour that year in Vietnam.

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