Celebrating the New Chan Hall of Zhaiming Monastery
The inauguration of the new Chan Hall of Zhaiming Monastery was celebrated on the morning of 15 October 2011.
The Abbot President of Dharma Drum Mountain, Venerable Guo Dong and Magistrate of Taoyuan County, Chi-Yung Wu, joyfully attended to offer their blessings and to jointly pull the red ribbon.
In his speech, Venerable Guo Dong expressed his deepest appreciation to those who had contributed to the completion of the new Chan Hall. He remarked that simplicity is the main design focus of the new Chan Hall and that it would inspire more people in Taoyuan’s districts to be introduced to the Dharma in the future.
Following the inauguration, Venerable Guo Dong presided over a Refuge-Taking Ceremony for hundreds of participants who took refuge in orthodox Chinese Buddhism.
(translated by Jin Yang/edited by DDM Australia Editing Team)