More than a decade ago when she came from Vietnam to Seattle, Guo Lo went searching for a good Way-place, but couldn't find one. Then one day she saw a news headline ”Venerable Master Hsuan Hua is Coming to Seattle to Speak Dharma.” She attended the event. Actually, while she was in Vietnam she tied up Dharma conditions with the Venerable Master, but she had already forgotten. Once she got to the Dharma Assembly, saw the Master and looked through some of his instructional materials, she realized that this was the second time she has met the Master.
One time when she went to a monastery to worship, her friend Guo-Zu told her that a new Way-place,Gold Summit Monastery, had just been established and set a date with her to go help out. From that time on to this very day, her Dharma affinities have been with Gold Summit Monastery.
When Gold Summit Monastery was first established,there were not enough residents to manage the preparation of the meals and so the laypeople decided each to prepare a dish at home and bring it with them when they came to the Dharma assembly to offer to the Buddhas and then the assembly. Guo-Lo's contributions of pastries are memorable.Besides her bakery goods,Guo-Lo is also a seamstress.When you see the lovely little mats placed beneath the bowls of fruit or the candles to protect the offering tables at Gold Summit Monastery,you are looking at Guo-Lo's handiwork.By adorning the Way-place in this way,she herself also emanates beauty.
Throughout all these years,after Guo-Lo took refuge and receive the five precepts from the Venerable Master, she has never been lax in coming to listen to the Buddhadharma. She is a warm-hearted person who speaks little and pays attention to details when doing things. She is a Dharma-protector that this Way-place could not do without!