Maitreya Buddha

 

At the main entrance to the temple, there installed a gold-plated statue of Maitreya Buddha with his forever smiling face to welcome all visitors.  The name Maitreya is derived from the Sanskrit word maitrī  "loving-kindness", i.e. to give people  the  happiness, hope and brightness. As such we like to address Maitreya Buddha as Smiling Buddha, Happy Buddha. Pray to Maitreya Buddha and learn from the Buddha his tolerance, leniency and breadth of mind so that we too can let go of all worries.