LEGO Xi Lai Temple Spring Festival Western Temple Unveiled
[Reported by Renjian News reporter Pan Qingxia and Mingsheng San Diego]
Fo Guang Shan Western Monastery Eugene Chiang used Lego to move the Fo Guang Shan Western Monastery in Los Angeles to San Diego, a hundred miles away. This is the second consecutive year for him. Exhibiting LEGO works during the Spring Festival. In addition to Jiang Yuqing’s latest creation, Hsi Lai Temple, which will be exhibited at the Hsi Lai Temple Spring Festival special exhibition, another New Year special exhibition “Peaceful Buddha Beads” will also be on display from February 10 to February 25. Introduction to Buddhist cultural relics in Chinese and English.
Master Miao Zang, supervisor of the Western Monastery, praised Jiang Yuqing for not only creating Western Monastery Lego and engaging the community, but also using his expertise as a software engineer to silently design practical software for the Western Monastery Buddhist Heritage Center. His patient and careful efforts made him worthy of a human bodhisattva.
“I hope to use the ‘Lego Convenience Method’ to arouse people’s interest in humanistic Buddhism.” Jiang Yuqing did a lot of research on the creation of Xilai Temple this time. He visited Xilai Temple twice. In addition to better understanding of the Fo Guang Shan sect, he also learned The Eighteen Arhats at the “Lingshan Scenic Spot” of Hsi Lai Temple, the Four Heavenly Kings at the “Cihang Pudu” attraction, and the entire Hsi Lai Temple looks like a Bodhi leaf from a bird’s eye view.
The “Peaceful Buddha Beads” exhibition, which started on the 10th, is one of the four special exhibitions of the Western Temple in the New Year. The types of Buddhist beads on display include hand beads, holding beads, and hanging beads. They are respectively engraved with the “Great Compassion Mantra”, “Heart Sutra”, “Six-Character Mantra”, Buddhist characters, lotus flowers, auspicious dragons and other patterns, some have magnifying glasses placed beside them, so that visitors can carefully examine the delicate carving techniques.