An Inspired Visit to Richmond’s International Buddhist Temple at 2014 Chinese New Year

恭喜發財! Gung Hay Fat Choi! (Happy New Year!)

I had the pleasure of traveling to Richmond to visit the International Buddhist Temple this weekend for their Chinese New Year Flower Bazaar 2014.

As a charitable, religious, and cultural organization established in 1981, the International Buddhist Society manages the International Buddhist Temple (also known as the Guan-Yin Temple). Until the temple’s opening ceremony in 1983, Buddhists in the Lower Mainland did not have an authentic Chinese temple in which to study and practice Chinese Mahayana Buddhism. In 1986, the temple was officially inaugurated in a ceremony attended by thousands, including Richmond’s Mayor and Member of Parliament.

Images from Richmond’s Guan-Yin Temple at Chinese New Year

Event: Chinese New Year Flower Bazaar 2014
DATE: Saturday, January 25, 2014 to Friday, January 31, 2014
TIME: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Visitors can experience celebration of Chinese New Year, traditional food and snacks, auspicious flower and decoration arrangements, and much more.
All sales will be donated to Temple

The International Buddhist Temple in Richmond is open daily from 9:30am to 5:30pm
Address: 9160 Steveston Highway, Richmond, BC V7A 1M5


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  1. The annual Kwan Yin Festival in Lytton, B.C will take place on Sunday June 22nd on the site of the old Chinese temple. A temple dedicated to Kwan Yin stood in the village of Lytton from 1880 to 1928.
    The ceremony will be performed by the monks from Lions Gate Buddhist Priory. Vegetarian food will be served in the parish hall after the ceremony. Everyone is welcome.

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