Engage! Sci-Fi in a Buddhist Temple

topic posted Sun, January 23, 2011 - 8:53 AM by  Devon
This may be old news, but I just came across it and thought it was rather fun.

"The Wat Rong Khun Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand, is quite possibly one of the strangest and prettiest holy sites you'll ever see. The complex was designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat, a nationally-honored Thai artist; construction began in 1997 and it's expected that another 100 years of construction will be needed before the temple is completed. However, while the exterior design is stunning, it's the interior artwork - which features various pop-culture icons like Superman, Ultraman, Keanu Reeves (in his Matrix garb), and a Transformer - that really stands out to visitors."
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  • Unsu...
    It is normal activity since birth of Tibetan Buddhism to swallow up myths of other tribes and then import them intact for teaching dharma.
    It is very much a great help for integration of Tirthikas and their loyalty, and telling everyone that they are an emanation of such and such helps too.