Monday, August 1, 2011

Damage to The Jade Buddha due to an accident

The Jade Buddha container has been involved in a serious road accident in Germany. The truck driver reacted to another truck in front of him which caused the trailer to fishtail and the container to crash on its side – with the Buddha facing downwards. Considerable damage has been sustained to the Jade Buddha, throne and container. We are currently arranging for restoration experts from Berlin to assess the situation. Regrettably we have cancelled the showing of the Jade Buddha in Leipzig to allow enough time for the restoration to be completed.

My comment: I am sad that this accident happened. I hoped that the statue can be restored quickly back to its original. I hope to see it soon coming to my town.

Source: The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion update 13 July 2011.

2 comments:

Mami4four said...

Hello, my husband has repaired this container with colleagues and rebuilt. It was hard work, but it has been fun. That was his first contact with Buddhism;-)
Greetings from Germany

Mahabodhiyana said...

Ah... Thank you so much. I am sure it has been repaired. Otherwise it would not be coming to my part of the world, right? Looking forward to it in Malaysia soon.