【人間社 潘青霞 美國加州聖地牙哥報導】2024-02-06
佛光山西方寺蔣雨青（Eugene Chiang）用樂高把位於洛杉磯的佛光山西來寺，搬到100英里外的聖地牙哥了。繼他的西方寺樂高作品連續2年在春節展覽，及受邀參展「樂高嘉年華」（Brick Fest Live）獲得好評，蔣雨青的最新創作—西來寺，將在西方寺2024春節特展亮相，西方西來雙西樂高，同在聖地牙哥綻放佛光。
Fo Guang Shan Western Monastery Eugene Chiang used Lego to move the Fo Guang Shan Western Lai Monastery in Los Angeles to San Diego, 100 miles away. After his Western Temple Lego works have been exhibited during the Spring Festival for two consecutive years, and were invited to participate in the “Lego Carnival” (Brick Fest Live), which received good reviews, Jiang Yuqing’s latest creation, Xilai Temple, will be unveiled at the Western Temple’s 2024 Spring Festival special exhibition. Lego comes from the west and shines in San Diego together.
Master Miao Zang, supervisor of the Western Temple, praised Jiang Yuqing for not only creating Western Temple Lego and engaging the community, but also using his expertise as a software engineer to silently build sales statistics software for the Western Temple Buddhist Cultural Relics Center. His patient and careful efforts made him worthy of a human bodhisattva.
“I hope to use the ‘Lego Convenient Method’ to arouse people’s interest in humanistic Buddhism.” Jiang Yuqing emphasized that he used his Lego works to connect with the public at the Spring Festival exhibition at the Western Temple in previous years and gained infinite happiness. This time, in order to create Hsi Lai Temple, I visited Hsi Lai Temple twice to do a lot of research. In addition to better understanding the Fo Guang Shan sect, I also learned about the Eighteen Arhat Saints and the “Cihang Pudu” attractions in Hsi Lai Temple. The four heavenly kings, and the overall bird’s-eye view of the Hsi Lai Temple looks like a Bodhi leaf. This year’s exhibition is based on the 2024 Jiachen Year of the Dragon Spring Festival, and the New Year’s blessing of Master Hsing Yun, the founder of Fo Guang Shan, “Freedom of clouds and water. Peace and joy.”
Jiang Yuqing said that the Hsi Lai Temple, which actually covers an area of 15 acres, is full of features and details. The “temple construction project” this year has been full of challenges, and a Lego work with a total area of 16 square feet has been built. It is expected to be completed after another 2 years of additional construction. The total area will be 56 square feet, making it his largest Lego creation.
The Arhat saints in Lingshan scenic spot have different postures, and the four heavenly kings in another scenic spot “Cihang Pudu” each hold different magical weapons. Jiang Yuqing has achieved both of these characteristics. The buildings on both sides can be unfolded. The upper floor is the Dharma Hall and the Assembly Hall; the lower floor is the Haihui Hall and Xiangyun Hall, which contain Buddhist statues, bells and drums, seats, microphones, audio equipment, tea sets and other details. Visitors who are tired of walking can also take a real ride. An elevator that can move up and down.
When Jiang Yuqing visited Xilai Temple, he unexpectedly met Master Miaohuang, the tutor of the volunteer group. Master Miaohuang said that he had read the “Fu Bao” report on Jiang Yuqing’s Lego work of the Western Temple, and he highly recognized Jiang Yuqing’s intention to promote the Dharma through art. He also said: “Thank you Jiang Yuqing for creating the Xilai Temple. I really envy the Spring Festival special exhibition of the Western Temple to have this Lego added highlight. I also look forward to the Xilai Temple Lego “coming home” and coming to the Xilai Temple for exhibition.”