Trip to Taiwan

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At the end of June Bianca and Tom travelled to Taiwan to stay in the Fo Guang Shan Monastery to meet the curators and staff of the proposed Buddha Memorial Hall. Their gracious hosts and intense schedule introduced them to the Buddhist Religion, its proponents, and the work of the Fo Guang Shan throughout the world.


Staff from Fo Guang Shan, André & Associates, Click/Netherfield in front of a statute of the Venerable Master Hsing Yun, founder of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order


Procession advancing towards the Main Shrine, Fo Guang Shan


Tom Palfrey and Venerable Miaoyi in Monastery Garden, FGS


A superb vegetarian meal prepared for us at Lan Yang Temple, Ilan


Construction site, Buddha Memorial Hall, FGS


Staff from Obayashi, Fo Guang Shan, André & Associates, Click/Netherfield at the building site, Buddha Memorial Hall, FGS


Staff at the Buddhist Canon Research Department, FGS


Venerable Miaoyi and Venerable Ru Chang explain Tibetan Tanka symbolism


Bianca, Tom, terra cotta warrior, Venerable Miaoyi and Juniper Fu in Taipei City Hall