The Great Buddha Hall:

 

 THE CHUANG YEN MONASTERY

Buddha Vairocana the largest indoor Buddha statue in the western hemisphere.

Buddha Vairocana the largest indoor Buddha statue in the western hemisphere.

Vairocana Buddha is called the supreme Buddha and represents the wisdom of shunyata, “emptiness.  He is white, representing all colors and his symbol is the Dharma wheel.  He is associated with the first skandha, form. Meditation on Vairocana vanquishes ignorance.

The Great Buddha Hall.

The path of "Bodhi" or the "Path to Awakening" leading to the great hall.

One of the eighteen Arahants who were the great disciples of the Buddha.

One of the eighteen Arahants who were the great disciples of the Buddha.