Rinpoches affiliated with the Xuanfa Institute visited the Institute and helped with various projects to develop and maintain the site. One morning, while posing for a group photo, a very bright golden orb of light appeared, pulsated and vibrated over their heads and disappeared. It was visible to those taking photos and was captured on the digital camera, and very briefly on a video camera. It had also appeared on other photos and once outside the library window. Similar orbs were captured in a video taken in a wooded area near the river that ran past the retreat center in Thailand where a meditation retreat was held in 2015.