by Justin Whitaker

With Hong Kong business tycoon Li Ka-shing in attendance, Tsz Shan Monastery on Wednesday formally opened the city’s first Buddhist art museum, housed in a 2,230-square-meter research and exhibition center near the monastery’s 76-meter Guan Yin statue.

The museum’s vast collection includes 100 Buddha statues from across Buddhism’s historical and geographical development, along with 43 hand-copied Dunhuang sutras. Many of the statues were donated by Li himself, while others were acquired directly by the Li Ka Shing Foundation from mainland China, India, Japan, Myanmar, and other East and Southeast Asian countries. The museum will be free to visitors from 1 May…

Reblogged from Buddhistdoor

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