I spent the last two days visiting friends north of me. When I was going up to visit the closer friend she wasn't going to be available until after 4:00 so I decided to google her town and find a place where I could sketch earlier in the day and avoid the traffic in the afternoon. The Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel, NY popped up. It sounded interesting. The monastery supposedly has the largest indoor statue of a Buddha in the Western Hemisphere. It was big!