Sunday, September 27, 2015

Harvest Festival: Super Blood Lunar Eclipse

Wisdom Quarterly; Going West (Hsi Lai) Temple, Fo Guang Shan, Los Angeles
It's a super moon, a tetrad, a harvest moon, a blood moon, a lunar eclipse...and the end of the world (as we know it). Tonight will change everything. At least at the Going West Temple, Hsi Lai, the largest temple complex in the Western hemisphere.

Hsi Lai Temple (Facebook), Lotus SoCal, and YAD-LA present "An Evening Under the Moon."

Buddhist nuns will be preparing jasmine tea and serving free moon cakes in the magnificent courtyard of a traditional Chinese (Taiwanese) Buddhist temple. Free, family friendly, open to the public, all are welcome.
  • Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, 7:30-9:00 pm
  • Courtyard @ Hsi Lai Temple
  • 3456 Glenmark Drive
  • Hacienda Heights (on a hill dividing LA/OC), CA 91745
Entrance gate looking north from Hsi Lai temple across the San Gabriel Valley toward the Angeles National Forest ten miles away under a rare cloudy L.A. County sky (dinewithdonna).
Thanks to all for making "An Evening Under the Moon" a tremendous success! The event is at capacity and cannot accept any more registrations. Therefore, the RSVP page is closed. (But attendees may still show up). Look out for autumn 2016's Under the Moon. Peace and compassion to all!
For those coming, join the temple for a reflective evening under the moonlight where we will learn how Buddhism relates to the Chinese Moon Festival. Participate in small discussion groups with a temple nun while enjoying tasty moon cakes and tea. The program also includes: meditation,
live music, and a candlelight ceremony.

Event FAQ:
Crowd at Mon Festival (Wisdom Quarterly)
1. Where and when? - #HsiLaiTemple courtyard @ 7:30 pm.
2. What's the address? - 3456 Glenmark Dr, Hacienda Heights 91745.
3. How much is it? - It's FREE!
4. Is registration required? - Sort of, please RVSP.
5. What language is the event? - English and Mandarin.
6. What's temple etiquette? - No meat products, smoking, alcohol, and please dress appropriately (no  shorts, tank tops, torn or otherwise provocative articles of dress please).
There really is a rabbit in the Moon -- as anyone can see. Now the People's Republic of China has landed a lunar rover as well to make it literal (makiepencollector).

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