Obama visits the Great Buddha.

Via elephant journal
on Nov 14, 2010
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A Busy Two Weeks ends with a Pilgrimage.

President Obama made a return visit—the first since he was six—to the Great Buddha statue in Japan:

“I was only 6,” he said, the last time he visited the sacred site.

“It is wonderful to return to this great treasure of Japanese culture. Its beauty has stayed with me for many years,” Obama wrote in the guest book, the White House said.

For a gorgeous video of the Buddha, click here. For video of Obama at the Buddha, click here.


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2 Responses to “Obama visits the Great Buddha.”

  1. Jennifer Paige says:

    He could use some inspiration towards compassion and enlightenment. I hope the feeling stays with him for a while.

  2. elephantjournal says:

    I think he's doing pretty well…let's remember our President is not a King, but just one powerful player on a wide playing field.