lunar new year at the buddhist temple

We had meant to stop at our neighborhood Asian-American Buddhist association last weekend but did not make it. That turned out to be a good thing, because when we went there today, we were just in time for lunch… and Lunar New Year celebrations.

Well we were actually a tad early. We went and got a piece of fruit to give to the statue of Quanyin, who is a female reincarnation of the Buddha. Many families were leaving offerings and having their photos taken here.

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In the supermarket we went to, a jolly man teased the children with live crayfish and said he was going to make Claudia “earrings”.

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And the kids identified the brand of ramen eaten in their fave K-Drama, “… To Be Continued”!

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People were really kind to us and very welcoming. I cannot say we learned a lot about the Buddhist faith, but we certainly learned that at this temple, they welcome everyone and share their food with everyone.

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We will look some things up in the book about world religions that we have, and I think we would be happy to visit again.