Friday, January 9, 2015

Event for World Peace 2015 (Hsi Lai Temple)

CC Liu, Amber Larson, Seth Auberon, Pat Macpherson, Crystal Quintero, Wisdom Quarterly
Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple, Hacienda Heights, suburban Los Angeles (

Coming West, Buddha's Light Mountain (Hsi Lai, Fog Guang Shan) Temple (l.facebook)

Honoring the Buddha worldwide (Hsi Lai)
Wisdom Quarterly is taking a field trip to the Heights, Hacienda Heights that is. On Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 9:30 am "Coming West" Temple ("Buddha's Light Mountain" or Fo Guang Shan) is hosting a "Prayer for World Peace" to welcome 2015.

Is the American military-industrial complex listening?

Full Moon, Hsi Lai (WQ)
Governments and corporations are the only makers of industrial-scale war. But it is us they draw from to pull the trigger and shoulder the weight of enormously negative karma that results in tremendous suffering for ourselves and others -- mutilation, PTSD, rape, disfigurement, death, loss, imprisonment, torture, enslavement, oppression, full-spectrum dominance...
We say no to war, YES to peace, no to violence, YES to love, no to foolishness, YES to kindness!

Fo Guang Shan pyramid, Buddha Memorial Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (Zosoiv71/flickr)
Nuns serving tea and starting conversation (WQ)
Coming West Temple says, "Our wish for the coming year [is] that there be no jealousy, only affection,; that there be no hatred, only harmony; that there be no greed [hoarding, clinging, grasping], only generosity; that there be no selfishness, only fulfillment."

Full moon and mooncakes, Hsi Lai (WQ)
Hsi Lai Temple is a marvel on an affluent hillside separating Los Angeles and Orange County (traveling over the hills or heights leads to Anaheim) overlooking the San Gabriel Valley and the distant Angeles Forest mountains and the tallest peak in Los Angeles, snow capped Mt. Baldy.

Theravada monk Bhikkhu Bodhi
It is the largest Buddhist temple in the western hemisphere, running neck and neck with upstate New York's Chaung Yen Monastery (, home of the American scholar-monk and translator Bhikkhu Bodhi. These are Taiwanese Mahayana temples with open arms to Theravada tradition monastics, scholars, and students, particularly nuns of all traditions, such as Sri Lankan and American Theravada and Tibetan Vajrayana bhikshunis.
  • FREE, open to all (meet in main shrine)
  • 9:30 am, Saturday, January 10, 2015
  • Hsi Lai Temple
  • 3456 Glenmark Drive
  • Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Interfaith Prayer for World Peace, CYM (BAUS)
Buddhist Association of the United States, Carmel, NY
(BAUS) Part 1 of 12 New Year's Interfaith Prayer for World Peace, New York, Jan. 1, 2015
New Year's Interfaith Prayer for World Peace, Chaung Yen Monastery, NY (

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