A golden dome on the horizon

@JudyEv (129899)
Bunbury, Australia
August 31, 2017 2:22pm CST
We spotted a golden dome in the distance while we were driving through France. Shortly after we saw a sign to a Tibetan Buddhist centre so we drove in to have a look. The stupa was quite impressive. Vince saw a lot of these when he went to Nepal. I was intrigued by the eyes which it seems are found on all stupas. It seems they symbolise the all-seeing ability of the Buddha. Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in France and there are over 200 meditation centres. Followers are mainly Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean immigrants plus native French converts. If there is no photo I'm sorry. I'll add it when we get better internet reception.
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@YrNemo (14212)
1 Sep 17
4th religion there? Wow, I never knew!
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@JudyEv (129899)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Sep 17
It's a bit surprising isn't it? At least it was for me.
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@YrNemo (14212)
1 Sep 17
@JudyEv How is Muslim rated over there? (second?)
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@JudyEv (129899)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Sep 17
@YrNemo Islam forms about 2.1% of Australia's population.
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
1 Sep 17
When I was in China and Japan I visited several Budah temples. They were fantastic and so interesting. I am so glad you decided to stop and see this temple.
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@JudyEv (129899)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Sep 17
Vince has some wonderful photos of the ones in Nepal. They are certainly something to behold It's good you got to visit some.
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
1 Sep 17
@JudyEv They are fantastic. I really enjoyed my time in Japan and China and each time I have to work there I find even more fantastic and interesting things to see and visit.
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@JudyEv (129899)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Sep 17
@poehere It's impossible to see everything isn't it? I know we've missed lots but we're just thankful for the things we did see.
@MALUSE (42544)
• Germany
31 Aug 17
A stupa in France must indeed look surprising. Haven't you got a photo?
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@JudyEv (129899)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Aug 17
I've been trying to load a photo but can't manage it at the moment. I'll have to do it when we have stronger internet reception.
@JudyEv (129899)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Sep 17
I've loaded a photo now @MALUSE
@MALUSE (42544)
• Germany
2 Sep 17
@JudyEv I can see it now. The stupa looks a bit lost in this non-Asian surroundings.
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@amadeo (70227)
• United States
31 Aug 17
was your photo too large there to download.I see you blame it on the reception? We had a golden dome on our state house here in Concord,NH. Thank you for this report judy
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@JudyEv (129899)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Sep 17
The photo is only 500kg so it should be okay. I tried a different photo as occasionally a particular photo won't load for some reason but it didn't make any difference. I'll have to wait till tomorrow or later.
@amadeo (70227)
• United States
1 Sep 17
@JudyEv that is kind of weird there.
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@JudyEv (129899)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Sep 17
@amadeo I've been able to load it at this campsite.
@Hatley (164524)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Aug 17
thats fascionaing sounds lile oui have had qute an inoressve tour
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@JudyEv (129899)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Aug 17
The photo won't load at the moment. It has been a very lovely journey so far thanks.
@Hannihar (39939)
20 Jun
@JudyEv Judy, the photo is really good. Thanks for sharing that with us.
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@JudyEv (129899)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun
We were really surprised to come across this in the middle of France.
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@Hannihar (39939)
22 Jun
@JudyEv I see Judy. I have never been to France so cannot comment. I have no desire to go to Europe at all.
@averygirl72 (16620)
• Philippines
1 Sep 17
What is a stupa? Buddhism and meditations is an interesting religion for me
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@JudyEv (129899)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Sep 17
In other religions it would be called a temple or church.. I can't load a photo so perhaps I'll do another post when I have better reception
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@averygirl72 (16620)
• Philippines
1 Sep 17
@JudyEv I see
@rebelann (42368)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Sep 17
A friend of mine is Buddhist, her mom was Japanese and raised her in that religion. I tried to learn more about it then I found out that like Christianity there are many different forms of Buddhism, I find both somewhat confusing.
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@JudyEv (129899)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Sep 17
My Buddhist friend calls Buddhism a philosophy rather than a religion which is interesting. I knew there were different 'version'. It all depends on a person's take on things doesn't it?
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@rebelann (42368)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Sep 17
Now that you mention it @JudyEv my friend has never referred to Buddhism as a religion but she does say she is spiritual.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 Aug 17
If I were to decide to start following a religion, it would be Buddhism.
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@JudyEv (129899)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Sep 17
We have a friend who is virtually a Buddhist but she says it isn't a religion, it's a philosophy. It certainly has a lot going for it.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 Sep 17
@JudyEv - That makes perfect sense.
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• Philippines
31 Aug 17
Every one needs to meditate once in their lives, hope to see that photo of yours one day.
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@JudyEv (129899)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Sep 17
I won't post again until we have better reception. All my posts rely on a photo to some degree.
@TRBRocks420 (81008)
• Banks, Oregon
31 Aug 17
That must have been quite the sight to behold.
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@JudyEv (129899)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Sep 17
It's a pity the photo won't load. I'll try again when we have a stronger signal.
@snowy22315 (50933)
• United States
31 Aug 17
Sounds interesting, and kind of like who knew?
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@JudyEv (129899)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Sep 17
We were surprised to come across it in country France.
@Corbin5 (112835)
• United States
31 Aug 17
That golden dome had to be a treat for the eyes!!
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@JudyEv (129899)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Aug 17
Sorry about the lack of photo. I'll add it later when we have stronger internet coverage.
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