Long Beach Monastery -
Respectfully Sending the Venerable Master off
to the Sagely City of Ten Thousand Buddhas
the afternoon of the June 16, Long Beach Monastery in Long Beach,
southern California, held a ceremony for liberating life and a ceremony
for moving the Venerable Master's casket. The weather had been clear
and sunny for many days in Long Beach, but on the 16th, it suddenly
became cloudy and rainy, and the temperature fell abruptly. It was as
if Nature was grieving as well over the Venerable Master's completion
of stillness and the moving of his casket.
Respectfully sending the Venerable Master off to the Sagely City of Ten Thousand Buddhas.
Departing from Long Beach Sagely Monastery.
the evening of the sixteenth (Friday), disciples of the Venerable
Master from the Los Angeles area accompanied the truck bearing the
Master's casket on its journey northward. The car convoy reached the
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas on Saturday morning at around seven
Excerpt from p. 51, "In Memory of the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua, Vol. I"
Original article from Chinese World Journal, (June 18, 1995)