Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya
Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya where located in area Sungai Panas (Sei Panas) which is nominated as biggest temple in Southeast Asia. With a total area of 4.5 hectares, building was built in 2 November, 1991. The funding of the then-called Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya (the English version : Providence Maitreya Missionary Manstery) was borne by Maitreya followers and philanthropists throughout the country. The opening ceremony of the first phase of the project was held on 23 January, 1999.
Almost in every corner of the building found the statue of Buddha Maitreya that has a high width posture, dense ears and belly fat, innocent personality and always laugh. Once seen, felt a warm welcoming feel of life, it looks Maitreya said: Welcome to the loving world. He led all human into a new world, life with peace and happiness.
Besides the statue of so called Maitreya Buddha, the monastery is also contained other buddha statues, like the statue of Buddha Gautama, the Goddess Kwan Im, Satya Kalama, Amitabha, Baisajyaguru, and others. The statues are scattered in various parts of the monastery with each peculiar.
In this monastery there are consist of five buildings, which first is Graha Maitreya as the main function, where Maitreya people do praying three times a day to God Almighty, Buddha Maitreya and the Buddha / Bodhisattva. The capacity of this Graha is 2,000 people.
Furthermore there is a The Great Hall of Patriarchs (Graha Patriat), this hall is for devotion to the Buddha and Bodhisatvas. it also serves as education and spiritual training and also for Dharmasala.
The third Graha is Graha Sakyamuni (Siddharta Gautama), it is a devotion hall to the Buddha Gautama, the Buddha Amitabha, the Buddha Baisajyaguru, Manjusri Bodhisattva and Samantabhadra Bodhisattva. Along wall inside the building also potrait complete journey and important part of Buddha Siddharta’s historic life.
The fourth Graha is Graha Budhha Avalokitesvara, it is a devotion hall to the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara which is well known as (Kwan Yim), This is related to her everlasting care for others in cries and tears in the world. And the fifth is a Graha Buddhist Satya Kalama. It is devotion hall to Satya Bodhistva Kalama.
And at last but not least, there are lot of other facilities which could bring you so much fun to visit, among others are: Maitreya Vegetarian Restaurant that serves various kinds of vegetarian food and drinks. It is open to public; Maitreya Souvenir Shop that sells worship equipment and various Maitreya ornaments; Maitreya Auditorium that is nominated as one of the largest ballroom in town, especially for mission-based events in the forms of arts and cultural festivities, dharma speeches, seminars, official gatherings, and wedding parties. It accommodates around 1000 people; Maitreya Public School that aims at educating children on the basis of Conscience so that they will possess and practice the Smile, the Spirit and the Conduct of Compassion.