Annual Cleaning

To welcome the fresh start of 2020, over 230 volunteers and BLIA members participated in “Annual Cleaning” at Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto. It took three days to accomplish cleaning every corner of the temple.

Especially on Jan 4, almost 160 people gathered at the temple early in the morning, separated into 6 groups to do the cleaning. Among them, there were 36 youth from BLIA-YAD, University of Waterloo Buddha's Light Club, Fo Guang Shan Toronto Buddhist Youth Academy, and students from English Dharma class. Before cleaning, the Abbess of Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto, Venerable Chueh Fan led all participants to chant the Heart Sutra, and recite “A Prayer for Our Volunteers.” Venerable Chueh Fan thanked everyone’s time and efforts to dignify the temple.