Local Shot Spot – Long Beach Sagely Monastery

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Long Beach Sagely Monastery
Long Beach Sagely Monastery
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The Long Beach Sagely Monastery on Ocean Blvd in Long Beach, CA, had been a Carmelite Catholic convent for 40 years. It was purchased by the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas when the nuns moved to a new place in Santa Barbara. When the Buddhists purchased the property, they asked them to leave the statue of the Virgin Mary in the front, because they also worship her as Guanyin Bodhisattva. Even now, Catholics still come to pay homage and bring offerings of fresh flowers almost every day.

Monastery website


Daily Shot on Facebook 1/18/2015

The Shotwell Collection on Facebook

Shane Jones – Jonesea Wetsuits – posed for one of my portraiture class projects in 2010. I needed to do a “photo profile” with a formal portrait and “everyday activity” image. I took this shot while Shane was doing what he does best with neoprene – crafting a wetsuit.

Portrait on the Shotwell Collection on Facebook

Shane Jone – Jonesea Wetsuits – posed for one of my portraiture class projects. I needed to do a “photo profile” with a formal portrait and “everyday activity” image. I took this shot down by the Huntington Beach pier

Portrait on the Shotwell Collection on Facebook