There really are 10,000 buddhas through the Gate of Three Arches in the tiny enclave of Talmage! Located on the site of a former state hospital, the City of 10,000 Buddhas was founded in 1976 as the first large Buddhist monastic community in the United States. Now it is home to a thriving community of nuns and monks, schools, and a great vegetarian restaurant. Enter the Hall of 10,000 Buddhas (the former gymnasium), observe or participate in chants, and admire the statue of the Greatly Compassionate Guanshiyin Bodhisattva with a Thousand Hands and a Thousand Eyes! Be sure to check in at the office before walking the grounds.
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