Encounter SoCal is a Christian group who strives to understand the different religions of the world. On March 4, 15 members from Encounter SoCal visited Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple for a twohour tour guided by our docent, Elaine Yang. After the tour, Ven. Youheng and Ven. Zhishuan conducted a Q&A session with the group. The members are all very eager to learn, asking over 20 questions in the 40minute session, on topics such as karma, nirvana, cycle of birth and death, and service procedures. Pastor Ed also expressed his interest of bringing more interfaith visits to Hsi Lai Temple in the upcoming months.