陳彥君 文 12歲
我搬來這裡以前，住在克勞芙達(Cloverdale)。我在那兒上克勞芙達華盛頓學校。現在我住在達摩鎮 (Talmage) 就來育良女校上課。
潘慧來 文 13歲
At the end of last year, I attended the seven-day recitation session at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas. It was the first recitation I took part in at the City. A lot of people came from faraway places, just because they wanted to be here. It was a very special time of the year.
At first, I was going to go to Los Angeles. But at the end, I decided to attend this very special session. There were five girl students who attended. We were all very excited at first; you will know why when I tell you about it. The rules are that you cannot talk during the whole session, eat after midday, or sleep on a high and luxurious bed. There were a lot of other rules we had to follow.
We were all happy during the session, and sometimes we bowed more than 2000 bows in one day. It was a great experience. When the session was over, I wish it had not stopped, because it kept us busy and we were very happy when we were reciting. I was really glad that I stayed here for the session.
By Stacy Chen Age 12
Before I moved here, I lived in Cloverdale. I used to go to a school in Cloverdale which is called the Cloverdale Washington School. Now I live here in Talmage and I go to the Instilling Goodness Girls' School (IGGS) here.
There are a lot of things different about these two schools. For one, the Cloverdale Washington School is much bigger and it has more than 550 children in it. Also, it is a public school and you don't have as much chance to be really smart as you do here. The teachings in this school, IGGS, have helped me to understand and not be impolite to my family. Anyway, I've met a lot of new people and I've become closer to some whom I didn't even know when I came here.
By Lalita Paranatantiri Age 13