Hello and Christmas greetings from The Maridon Museum!

I am the Happy God of Buddhism seated in a prominent corner of the Front Gallery. As you can see, my five little companions and I are dressed for the season. Mary Hulton Phillips, Founder of The Maridon Museum, loved Christmas and the season of giving. The little ones and I lived with Mrs. Phillips in her home from 1987 until she opened the museum in 2004. She gave us these Santa hats as gifts of good cheer many years ago. When we moved to our new home in the museum, we brought our hats with us and continued our tradition of wearing them during the Christmas holidays.

During this season and the many seasons to come, my companions and I send to you and yours, the………….

Metta Prayer of Loving Kindness
May all beings be free.
May all beings be happy.
May all beings be safe.
May all beings awaken to the
Light of their true nature.
May all beings be free.