2020 Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto Bathing Buddha Ceremony

Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto encourages BLIA members and devotees to participate online in the first ever Fo Guang Shan 'Virtual Bathing of the Buddha', instead of bathing Buddha in the temple.


Buddha's Birthday Ceremony was held in Toronto on April 30, 2020, to celebrate the Buddha's birthday. Due to Ontario’s ‘Stay Home’ regulation for COVID-19, the pool for bathing Buddha was decorated with the online purchase of various potted flowers, together with resources available in the temple. Abbess Venerable Chueh Fan, leading all Venerables, chanted solemnly, read a prayer for the Buddha’s Birthday Celebration, and bathed Buddha.


Despite not able to attend the ceremony, the devotees were informed through multiple media. They all understood and appreciated the dedicated efforts of the Venerables in this unprecedented time.