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Parinirvana Day 2012

Always try to post an image of a beautiful reclining Buddha statue on Parinirvana Day (see Parinirvana and Parinirvana Day). I've been holding on to this one for almost a year. The replicate reclining Buddhas were off to the side at Keong Preah Bath in Phnom Penh, where I took these pictures. 

From Thich Nhat Hanh:

It was dusk by the time the Buddha and the bhikkus reached the forest of sal trees. The Buddha asked Ananda to prepare a place between to sal trees for him to lie down. The Buddha lay on his side, his head facing north. All the bhikkus sat around him. They knew that the Buddha would pass into nirvana that same night. 

Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha (1991)

[NOTE: Had a lovely service at EHZC this morning to mark the passing of Shakyamuni Buddha and his entering in to Nirvana. Teacher Susan Jion Postal reminded us "that this is not only about Shakyamuni Buddha, you know". Good point. Be diligent].

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