News About Palm Beach Mahabodhi-January 2011.

Happy New Year!

And best wishes!


1. A local view of January.

Aum! Mahabodhi Svaha!

And a New Year Greeting!

From us !

The local!

An abode of Bodhi!

And Sunshine!

With distinction!

Freshly revealed!

Another side!

The newly comes!

Together with an inspiration!

And a vision!

To a warmer destination!

And a new direction!

With tranquility!

And peace!


2. Buddhist event:

Tet-Lunar New Year Event and Dharma talks at Long Van Temple, Orlando, Florida: February 1-7 &17-21, 2011

Thay Minh Quang will be visiting Long Van Temple during the first and third weeks of March for Tet and then for the fullmoon day of the first month of the Lunar calendar. Here is the tentative schedule:.

1. The repentant session will be on Wednesday, March 2nd., 2011.

2.The Dharma lecture and Buddhist Tet Celebration will be on (i) Wednesday, January 2nd, 2011 at 10:30PM.

3. Other Dharma sessions and Buddhist activities and chanting of the Medicine King Buddha Sutra will be at night on weekdays afterward.

4. On Sunday, March 6 & March 20, Dharma talk and Buddhist services will be offered as usual.

Please contact Long Van Temple for the exact schedule.

Long Van Temple

6021 Cornelia Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32807
Phone: 407-273-4429

From Long Van Buddhist temple!

With happiness!

And compassion!

You are always welcomed!


3. Landscaping and renovating-January 2011:

The cold winter has already come twice. But our work goes on, anyway.

Our wooden platform for the Main Hall is done. It looks great! Also, we have finished installing a engineering wooden floor for the small room in the north. It looks nice and cozy.Certainly, it is much warmer than it was with the old ceramic tile floor. Yes, more book shifting and cleaning afterward.

Here are some photos for you:


Happy New Year !

And Best Wishes!

Boxed of engineering Red Oak-For the Wooden Floor!

Cauking in progress!

Almost done!

For a break!

Winter Fruits!

At peace!

Lemnon grass with flowers!

Work continues at sunset!

And even at night!

We do have time to view...

The local spectacle!

As cold as it can get!

In different shades!

And warm colors!

Together with peace!

At the reception area!

Books to move...

For installing the baseboards !

"Bodhisattvas at home should wish that all beings realize that the nature of "home" is empty, and liberate from its burdens."

-"Bồ-Tát ở nhà, nên nguyện chúng sanh, biết nhà tánh không, khỏi sự bức ngặt."

Then shifting them!

For the wooden floor!

Too much books...

Even for a scholar!

The Wooden Floor-some final touches!

"Entering a monastery, Bodhisattvas should wish that all beings, Expound various principles, Of noncontention ."(As Pure Conducts)

-"Vào Tăng-già-lam nên nguyện chúng sanh, diễn thuyết các pháp, không tranh không cải."



After the first round of polishing!

More sanding!

And polishing!

Becoming shiny!

In place!

Balance and Nice!

Reading for paying homages!

And for offerings!

"When entering a hall, Bodhisattvas should wish that all beings, Ascend to the unexcelled sanctuary, And rest there secure, unshakable."(As Pure Conducts)

-"Nếu vào điện đường, nên nguyện chúng sanh, lên nhà vô thượng, an trụ bất động."

A sunset!

A new year welcome!

At dusk!

Another one!

For your Pure Land the new year!

A nice view, as always!