|A Seasonal Greeting from Hsi Lai Temple|
Dharma Day memorializes the Buddha's enlightenment which gave access to the teachings for all people. In gratitude to the Buddha, Venerable Master Hsing Yun promoted the idea of a life filled with the fragrance of books as BLIA also established Dharma Day as World BLIA Book Fragrance Day.
Celebrations on this day in the English language include presentations by students of the various Buddhism classes held at the temple. Whether through personally composed music, playful skits, or a simple poem, everyone shares their joy from learning the Dharma!
Chinese language celebratory events are spread over two full days of games and quizzes as BLIA members go to battle with their Buddhist knowledge!
On this day, let us use books as ingredients, our hearts as flames, and cook up a warm pot of Dharma porridge to offer all!