Chinese Buddhist temples of the Philippines (33)

Editors Note: This is the 33rd of a series about the 36 Chinese Buddhist temples of the Philippines. Much of the information is from a thesis of Venerable Chuanmiao (Hsuan Chuang University, 2008), a Buddhist monk affiliated with the Thousand Buddha Temple in Quezon City. 33. Hoc Chuan Temple 福泉寺J.R. Estrada Street, Tetuan, Zamboanga CityTel. …

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Flower searching at Qujiang (曲江探花)

Editor’s note: In the Mid-Autumn Festival dice game, the prize categories are named after these examination titles. The first to sixth prize categories are named as zhuang yuan, bangyan, tanhua, jinshi, juren and xiucai, respectively. To select capable people to help govern the country, Emperor Wen Di of the Sui Dynasty (581-618) established an imperial …

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Chinese Buddhist temples of the Philippines (32)

Editors Note: This is the 32nd of a series about the 36 Chinese Buddhist temples of the Philippines. Much of the information is from a thesis of Venerable Chuanmiao (Hsuan Chuang University, 2008), a Buddhist monk affiliated with the Thousand Buddha Temple in Quezon City. 32. Phu Shian Temple (普賢寺 (定慧寺)25 Beverly Hills, Lahug, Cebu …

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Practice the 4Rs: Reduce, reuse, REGIFT, recycle

 First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 24, no. 7 (September 6-19, 2011): 14-15. Ever heard of the three Rs? Most of us learned about “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” in school. For the 24th birthday of Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran, we introduced the four Rs – reduce, reuse, regift, recycle – and launched the first Regift …

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Chinese Buddhist temples of the Philippines (31)

Editors Note: This is the 31st of a series about the 36 Chinese Buddhist temples of the Philippines. Much of the information is from a thesis of Venerable Chuanmiao (Hsuan Chuang University, 2008), a Buddhist monk affiliated with the Thousand Buddha Temple in Quezon City. 31. Lam Hua Temple (南華寺)Sabang District, Tacloban City | Tel. …

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