A Half-Day Trip to Chuan-Deng-Si（传灯寺）
Over 600 retreat attendees paid a visit to Chuan-Deng-Si（传灯寺）Monastery in groups, as part of the programme. We were grouped with other international participants and were scheduled for the visit on 11 June 2017.
Chuan-Deng-Si is the new upcoming Chinese-style monastery in PEI, Canada. It is set up to give the Sangha Community a proper and comfortable place to live in and practice Dharma, especially during Canada’s harsh cold winter.
Today’s half-day visit is hosted entirely by the Sangha. Besides explaining its mission and vision, our host, the Venerables guided us on a tour of their soon-to-be completed premises including monk’s room and study room. A slideshow on the hardships and endurance of the Buddha and past great Buddhist Masters were shown to us too.
At tea break, we were treated to buns, hand-baked by the monks, organic cranberry juice and hot cocoa. Such simple yet lovingly prepared snacks sent warm feelings to all participants, negating the cold weather outside!
May the completed monastery (传灯寺) arouses the aspiration of Enlightenment in all sentient beings, and to be a perfect abode for the Sanghas to turn the Dharma wheels always!
---Day 3 Report from PEI, Canada