This remarkable statue was sculpted in the image of the Shakyamuni Buddha rupa in the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya. It is carved from a single piece of Polar Pride jade, found in Canada in 2000. The statue is the largest Buddha statue in the world that is carved from a single piece of gem-quality jade. It is 2.7 metres tall.
The statue is currently touring the world, and will be in various Canadian cities this summer. All details can be found at this website: http://www.jadebuddha.org.au/en/
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