地址：The Sagely City of Ten Thousand Buddhas,
(Announcement) During the Buddha's Birthday Celebration this year, the Ten Thousand Buddhas Choir performed three Buddhist songs: the Triple Jewel Song, the Gwan Yin Praise, and Jin Syu-kung (the Dharma Realm Buddhist University's School Song). Their resonant and harmonious voices won the acclaim of the audience.
The Ten Thousand Buddhas Choir was formed at the end of last year of over forty students of Instilling Goodness Elementary and Developing Virtue Secondary Schools. Ven. Master Hsuan Hua observed that the Catholics and Protestants have their own hymns and choirs, and Buddhists should also have Buddhist songs and choirs to transform people's minds through music. The Ten Thousand Buddhas Choir plans to record Buddhist songs on CDs and tape.
Under the enthusiastic efforts of Dharma Realm Buddhist University student Wu Ni-shang, the choir was officially established and Chen Wei-hung, the music teacher of the boys' school, was invited to be the Choir Director. Chen Wei-hung used to be a member of the Taipei Orchestra in Taiwan. He pursued advanced studies in France, and is thoroughly grounded in his musical practice. Under Director Chen's guidance, the choir's performance rapidly improved, and Ven. Master Hua named it the Ten Thousand Buddhas Choir.
Wu Ni-shang indicated that the Ten Thousand Buddhas Choir aims to produce high-quality performances of Buddhist songs, and hoped that all the verses composed by the Ven. Master will be put to music and performed. Therefore, people who are interested in Buddhist music or who have expertise in music are encouraged to join this endeavor. Please contact the Sagely City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, P.O. Box 217, Talmage, CA 95481. Phone: (707) 4620939. Fax: (707) 462-0949.