City Of Ten Thousand Buddhas Celebrate[s] 30 Years

July 6, 2009

Author: Monica Krauth

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Daily Ukiah Journal,8336,0,0,1,0

The memory of Buddhist "venerable master," Hsuan Hua, was celebrated last weekend at The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, as part of the 30th anniversary of the monastery.

Hua, known for the founding of many western Buddhist institutions during his time in the United States, was one of the first known Ch'an masters to transmit orthodox East Asian Buddhism to the west and ordained some of the first native-born Buddhist monks in the United States.

"We're paying gratitude to him on this 30th anniversary how he helped establish the City of 10 Thousand Buddhas. "We're reflecting with gratitude and renewing with vigor" said Terri Nicholson, a spokesperson for the event.