One of the excellent traditions of Chinese culture is caring for the
elderly and respecting their wisdom and experience. Witnessing the lack
of respect for the elderly in Western society, Venerable Master Husan
Hua, the founder of Dharma Realm Buddhist Association (DRBA),
announced in November,1992 that a Celebration in Honor of the
Elderly will be held in the eleventh lunar month every year for those
Over 60. The purpose of the event, including the vegetarian luncheon, is
To promote respect for all life. The Ven. Master has said that if adults
Learn to respect the elderly, the youth will learn to be filial. When the
Children are filial to their parents and the adults respect the elderly,
There is hope for the world.
The first Celebration in Honor of the Elderly, held on December 20,
1992,in Los Angeles, received an enthusiastic response. The second
such celebration will be held at 10:30 Am on Sunday, January 30, 1994,
at the newest International Bodhimanda of the Dharma Reallm Buddhist
Association: the City of the Dharma Realm in West Sacramento.
It is our wish that we might plant a good seed in the hearts of people
from all walks of life, and share our aspirations to promote the virtue of
filial piety. We extend this invitation to everyone to come and make the
event a success.
The address is 1029 W. Capitol Ave., W Sacramento, CA 95691. It
Can be reached by talking Highways 5, 80, or 99. Telephone contact: