2013. The fog rolled in at around midnight, to welcome the new year I guess. As a result our busy city feels very quiet. The Hall of Ten Thousand Buddhas is behind the main Buddha Hall at the Steveston Temple. In the Hall of Ten Thousand Buddhas there is a shrine set up to the Medicine Buddha. As we walked into this clear, clean space it struck me forcefully, the numbers of prayers uttered at those kneeling benches.
I didn’t take photos of the shrines, they ask you not to and it would have felt an intrusion anyway. Lots of families at the temple today. I imagine for some it is an obligation, for others an act of faith. It doesn’t really matter too much.
No New Years resolutions, just good wishes to all for the upcoming months.