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Learning to Be Receptive

What we can learn from the world’s giant Buddha statues

Illustration of Buddha figure in meditative pose looming over landscape, inside toso open and integrated with rising sun.
“Inner Dawn,” with permission of artist Christian Benavides

It became an accidental pilgrimage to visit four giant Buddha statues — among the largest in the world.

In retrospect, it was a fascination and a need to feel part of something bigger.

The giants are teaching us all to be more receptive.



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