Construction Resumes at Temple

The permits were finally granted so that work could continue on remodeling the temple and adding the entrance porch and new bathrooms. The new porch is done and shown above except for painting, shingles, and plinths. The porch itself was painted this week and the front door was painted a light gold. The plinths don’t go on until the concrete work is done, which should happen after the stucco, which will be when it happens. The stucco contractor is booked. Need one more inspection before the ...

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Peacock Chicks Arrive in Sonora

Reba Jinbo and Uma now have five peachicks in addition to the fifteen or so wild adult peafowl that have adopted them. This plus a flock of wild turkeys and their young and many other wild and not so wild creatures make visiting their delightful home a very interesting experience. The animals know that they will be well fed and loved at this location. How many peafowl can you count in the above photo? Although the peacocks have brightly colored feathers, they ...

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Chanting at the temple

The Holy Vajra Poles quaked and pulsated for the twenty plus Chnese visitors who arrived after midnight and again the next morning when they returned. Part of the group  joined the morning devotional service at 6:30 am.

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More Pilgrims Visit Temple

Other groups came from Sichuan, Shanxi, and Shandong Provinces; Taiwan; Thailand; and Sacramento, California and experienced the quaking Holy Vajra Poles. One small group found the poles shaking quite fiercely the minute they appearred before them.

 

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Fourth of July Retreat

Disciples came from Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, and all over California to listen to preliminary English translations of discourses given by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III in 2008 on a trip to the East Coast; meditate; enjoy good vegetarian food and company; and help clean the temple.

 

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