Buddhist Wedding Ceremony for Two BLIA YAD Members

Anthony Wong and Natalie Yeung, two BLIA YAD members, were married at Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto on the afternoon of November 21st, 2020. More than a hundred relatives and friends witnessed the wedding ceremony through Zoom live video.

 

Venerable Yung Ku, the Abbess of Fo Guang Shan New York Temple, had been invited to be the officiate of the wedding ceremony. She said that this particular wedding ceremony was extraordinarily precious during the pandemic, and pointed out three special aspects. First, that the only witnesses physically present were venerables; second, that Anthony had learned Chinese from Venerable Yung Ku from the age of 7 and now she had become the officiate at his wedding; and third, that the wedding was able to be held before the implementation of the new measures on epidemic prevention in Ontario that might have delayed it. With this good affinity and sincerity, the Venerable said, they will be able to overcome any difficulties in their life together.

 

The groom gave a speech to thank everyone, especially his mother, who had led him to the temple to learn self discipline and a code of behavior. Anthony’s mother, Kam Shun Wong (President of the Second Scarborough Subchapter of BLIA) gave a speech expressing her gratitude to all the venerables at the temple for their teaching and guidance to Anthony. She gave special thanks to the Temple for organizing such a solemn wedding and Venerable Yung Ku for returning from Ottawa to preside over the ceremony during difficult times.

 

Venerable Chueh Fan, the Abbess of Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto, presented a “Family of Three Acts of Goodness” calligraphy artwork from Master Hsing Yun as a wedding gift, representing blessings from the temple and wishes for the newlywed couple to build a happy Buddhist family together.