The Likir Gompa (temple) in Ladakh, India

March 2007 Issue

The Likir Gompa (temple) in Ladakh, India


The 25-meter-tall statue of the Maitreya Buddha at the Likir Gompa (temple) in Ladakh, India

Love and laughter. . . January’s picture shows the 25-meter-tall statue of the Maitreya Buddha at the Likir Gompa (temple) in Ladakh, India. Maitreya is also known as “the laughing one” and “the compassionate, loving Buddha.”

Five readers sent in correct answers, and RICHARD WALKER of La Jolla, California, won the drawing. We thank Anita Lees of Vista, California, for sending us the photo.
The Likir Gompa (temple) in Ladakh, India