Ling Yen Mountain Temple, a Buddhist monastery Richmond’s “Highway to Heaven,” celebrated a special occasion last week.
Worshippers and monks gathered to celebrate the temple’s 22nd anniversary, where they prayed together for a “new normal” to arrive in the world.
According to a spokesperson for the temple, this year’s theme was “lifting each other,” with the purpose of encouraging more people to care for others, including their friends, neighbours and those in need.
Meanwhile, staff at the temple are busy collecting donations from community members to purchase groceries from Costco, which will then be donated to the Richmond Food Bank.
“Alone, we can do a little; together, we could achieve a lot. We hope this small fundraising initiative could inspire others to step up to help others if they could,” said the spokesperson.
The temple also launched a YouTube series, named “story time with our monk,” where they invited one of their monks to share life philosophies and some interesting stories to help people stay happy and connected during the pandemic.
For more information, visit https://lymtcanada.com/.