Avalokitesvara Statue, Guan Yin
Tsz Shan Monastery
Tsz Shan Monastery (慈山寺) is a large Buddhist temple currently under construction in Tung Tsz, Tai Po District, Hong Kong. Much of the monastery building funds were funded entirely by local business magnate Li Ka-shing.
Which includes the construction of Tsz Shan Monastery, a large monastery and a height of 76 meters and is the second highest in the world outdoor bronze Guanyin statue. Tsz Temple is expected to be completed in 2014, led by the Venerable Kok Kwong HHCKLA open, the public will then be able to make an appointment and visit Tsz Shan Monastery. During the test run monastery, they only accept the visitation requests from local non-profit organizations, registered charities, and funded welfare agencies (above application group must provide a valid registration is available to verify the identity of their organization or registration certificate copies of documents).
Tsz Shan Monastery may not be open to the public until the end of 2014, but 23–25 July saw a holiday retreat for high school students—the camp motto being “to understand the rules of life and enjoy living in the moment.” The activities were tailored for about 100 students from a selection of Buddhist schools under the Hong Kong Buddhist Association. “They were devised specifically for making Buddhist practice fun and enjoyable while retaining its original objectives and teachings,” said Walter Ngai, secretary general of Tsz Shan Monastery. Some of the more unusual activities included “chocolate meditation,” which was all about mindfully savoring the taste of good, organically made chocolate, and lantern-making. Upon completion, the Korean-style lanterns were proudly shown to the temple’s resident monks in the late evening outside the grand main courtyard. Mr. Ngai told Buddhistdoor that the monastic and lay organizers of the retreat want young people to engage with Buddhism in a way they feel comfortable and natural with. “Buddhism is cool!” he said. “There’s no other way to say it. And we want young people to understand that