Steveston Temple in the Fog

2013. The fog rolled in at around midnight, to welcome the new year I guess. As a result our busy city feels very quiet. DSCN1001The 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.

DSCN0995Guardian at the entrance to the temple.

DSCN1000Panel from one of the walkways.

No New Years resolutions, just good wishes to all for the upcoming months.

DSCN0999Meditation hall behind the main Buddha Hall. A cold foggy day.

4 thoughts on “Steveston Temple in the Fog

  1. starproms January 2, 2013 / 5:18 pm

    A lovely tranquil place. It would be hard not to feel spiritual here. I love the way the rooves curl up at the edges. Bit like a big smile of welcome.

    • warpandwoofknitting January 3, 2013 / 4:27 am

      Hi – we are really lucky to have this place to go – yup, it does make one feel welcome there.

  2. mom January 2, 2013 / 8:05 pm

    Beautiful. I remember being there with you, such a lovely place. Remember the life-sized Buddha carved from Trella’s jade? Did you see it? Funny the memories from unexpected places.

    • warpandwoofknitting January 3, 2013 / 4:28 am

      Hi Mom; oh yes the jade Kanzeon is now out front in the main area. Really beautiful. Good memories eh.

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