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Where to take old Buddha and Kwan Yin statues?
« on: September 06, 2019, 04:56:06 PM »

My friend's father in law has moved to a care facility and they are in process of cleaning out his place.  There are a few Buddhist statues and icons that they don't need.  They tried calling Hsi Lai temple but they won't take them.

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Re: Where to take old Buddha and Kwan Yin statues?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2019, 02:30:10 PM »
Craigslist?  This may be sacrilege, but they've become very popular with hipsters and vacation rental owners, in addition to the typical practitioners of Buddhism.

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Re: Where to take old Buddha and Kwan Yin statues?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2019, 03:18:31 PM »
I believe Buddhist temples will take them. Might want to try asking the Pao Fa temple on Jamboree.

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Re: Where to take old Buddha and Kwan Yin statues?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2019, 08:48:12 AM »
Craigslist?  This may be sacrilege, but they've become very popular with hipsters and vacation rental owners, in addition to the typical practitioners of Buddhism.





Just as I wouldn't use a statue of Virgin Mary as a garden gnome, I wouldn't buy or sell Buddha statues to hipsters for home decoration, or misuse the swastika religious symbol for political purposes.

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Re: Where to take old Buddha and Kwan Yin statues?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2019, 12:11:24 PM »
No disrespect was meant.  Depending on the motivations of the person looking to pass on the statues, Craigslist might have been a viable option.

A quick look at Craigslist OC shows 62 listings of Buddha items, most of which seem very respectful.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/search/sss?query=buddha

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