Chuang Yen Monastery
An Adventure in Mindfulness

During my travels I’ve visited monasteries, but none close to home. Today I changed that by a visit to Chuang Yen Monastery located in Carmel, NY.

It was an opportunity to view the largest Buddha statue in the Western world, learn about meditation and mindfulness, all the beauty and treasures inside the buildings and throughout the property.

It was an immersion in Asian culture, from spiritual, historical and naturalistic perspectives.


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