Temple Tour for NZ Police and Prison Officers


On 14 July, New Zealand Police Officer, Constable Andrea Williams and Christchurch Pacific Liaison Officer, Constable Cole Lemalu, lead 8 other Christchurch Police Officers and Prison Officers to Fo Guang Shan¡¯s Water Drop Cafe for a meal. After the meal, the group met with Fo Guang Yuan (FGY) Art Gallery Artistic Coordinator, See-Shen Lee where See-Shen guided them into understanding the design of the building and visiting Venerable Master Hsing Yun¡¯s ¡°One Stroke Calligraphy¡± exhibition. In the exhibition, See-Shen has explained the origin and significance of the ¡°One Stroke Calligraphy¡± and how Venerable Master Hsing Yun encourages everyone in practicing the ¡°Three Good Deeds¡± and the ¡°Four Gives¡± of Fo Guang Shan. Later on, the group were guided to the Buddha Hall and they all learned how to prostate to the Buddha; they have also lined up in ringing the Wishing Bell, wishing their wishes come true. They then visited the library and returned to Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery and watched the clip of ¡°BLIA NZ Chch Earthquake Relief Report¡±. All of the officers were thankful of the tour and contributions that Fo Guang Shan (FGS) and Buddha¡¯s Light International Association (BLIA) South Island has given the public. They hope there would be more opportunities for them to work together in the future. At the end, the officers, Venerable Juexi, Venerable Miaoyu and BLIA South Island members had a group photo where the officers promised to pay Fo Guang Shan South Island another visit in the future.