Lunar Fair at Fo Guang Shan Temple in Mississauaga

Happy Lunar New Year! Gong Xi Fa Cai! Gung Hei Faat Choy! I was volunteering at Fo Guang Shan’s Lunar Fair on Saturday and it was a great success. I was also there last night for the First Incense Offering and there were TONS of people everywhere! I feel so honored to have had the…

Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Hall – I have photos!!!

So the Buddha Memorial Hall is finally complete! I remember when I was there last year during construction and you can already tell that it was going to be AMAZING! It was HUGE and despite covered in dust, it was beautiful. I had the opportunity to meet Venerable Master Hsing Yun, founder of the Fo…

Spring Festival – What are you doing this Chinese New Year?

It’s almost Chinese New Year everyone!!! The time to eat lots of candy, sweets, and other yummy delights only available during the Chinese New Year also known as the Spring Festival. And don’t forget, the red money packet that we all beg for, haha! Yep, for those who don’t know – it’s a Chinese tradition…

Remembering to Give Thanks

Remembering to Give Thanks Too often do I see children yelling at their parents and elders; everywhere I look I see these children take their elders for granted and not realize that they are very lucky to have them. Some young people think that the older generation are, well, OLD. They believe that they can’t…

Chinese Buddhism in the Modern World: Fo Guang Shan Temple

During my trip to Taiwan, I was invited to visit the Fo Guang Shan Temple in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and had the honor to meet many venerables and take a tour of the massive site. During the old days, when one would see a young monastic, they would normally heave a big sigh and say “What…