Theoutdoors is designed as a Zen Garden. Thetrees grow here and there, those of the endemic and the newly planted (such as cherry and Bodhi trees). Amid the garden is a bridge over a fish pond, a metaphor of deliverance to the other shore, the shore of the Pure Land. Strolling around, you see Guanyinstatues everywhere, as Guanyin’s guardianships are all over. There is also Sakyamuni Buddha in reclining gesture: Is he sleeping or embodying the truth of eternal tranquility?
The Cave of Waterfall is one of such interesting spots. Behind the waterfallthere hides a Guanyin named Gongde Yuanman功德圓滿(Virtue Perfection Guanyin)– We may not see him clearly, but we are,in fact, all showered by Guanyin’s compassion and blessing.