Am totally thrilled. My first published travel piece is appearing on Trazzler, an online travel site. They ran a contest on Mendocino County. How perfect is that? I wrote three pieces, but the one on City of 10,000 Buddhas is the one they chose to put on their permanent archive. Someone else won the contest, but that’s OK. The other person did a terrific job and I am glad for them. In the meanwhile, here is my entry:
In July, I had a rare opportunity to witness a Buddhist ceremony at the City of 10,000 Buddhas, located in Talmage. Click on the link below for the full story on the Liberation of the Animals.
Over the last 18 months, The City of 10,000 Buddhas has become my “go to” place for serenity. Located in Talmage, California near Ukiah, it is an easy ride north from my home in Sonoma County. In spite of my naturally social nature, I tend to go to the City of 10,000 Buddhas alone, finding that the peaceful drive up the 101 to The City already sets the tone for a contemplative experience. While there, I walk the grounds and look at the organic gardens. I spend some time in the reading room and incense scented Jeweled Hall of 10,000 Buddhas. Sometimes I have lunch at the vegetarian restaurant, Jyun Kang. When I head back home, I am at peace.