As time flies, I came to this Buddha's land again 18 years later when I first came. Under the mercy of Ji Gong Living Buddha, I followed the footsteps of the predecessors, cultivated and propagated Dao in Nepal.
2016年涵德佛堂在彭點傳師的率領下，於Gokarneshwor Light Academy揭開了青少年品格體驗營的序幕，除了仿照4Q成長營所設計的活動課程外，更把不休息菩薩念茲在茲的孝道美德，弘揚於尼泊爾，獲得了學校及家長的肯定與讚嘆，臨近學校的邀約紛至沓來。
In 2016, under the lead of Master Peng of Han De Temple, Teenagers Virtue Camp Nepal (The Camp) was first initiated. We took the activities and curriculums of 4Q Growth Camp into consideration for The Camp. The filial piety that Never Resting Bodhisattva emphasized were also added in the course of The Camp. The Camp received high recognition and admiration from the teachers and parents, and, consequently, invitations from nearby schools were received.
We further interpreted life realizations that Chinese Confucianism focuses on such as revering heaven, loving people and respecting life this year through the Camp. The Camp not only garnered Dao members' centripetal force, but also affirmed the faith of cultivating and propagating Dao. The college students who participated the Camp also expressed their sincere willingness to join Chong De Voluntary Club.
Even though cultivating Dao is never easy and the nightmare of the earthquake happened years ago never disappeared, Nepali Dao members' sincerity and the respect for Buddhas have not gone. Even if their life was simple and short of materials, their hearts toward Dao were not reduced. What such a small temple carries were their enthusiasm and sprouting hearts to Dao.
Because of you and me, we will write another history in the Buddha’s land in the scene of Mountain Himalayas and numerous Boudhanath Stupas towering.
After we sang the song “Hand in Hand”, I know our farewell to Nepal is coming soon. The Camp was successfully completed in the end.
Traditional Chinese culture is very profound. During The Camp, we taught them how to taste tea, which is an art in Chinese. Students decorated the temple with Chinese Calligraphies that we taught them to write, which makes people associate this scene with their confidence in Dao and Chinese new year, happy atmosphere. Tai-Chi Fan dance manifested the philosophy of Yin and Yang. Also, we let them experience Gua-Sha to relax their bodies.
In Chinese culture, Filial Piety is the foundation of all virtues because it always touches people no matter when and where. We have to realize the value of life, thinking of our merit and vow to God. If we want to propagate Dao to more people, we will need to have more merits and confidence in Dao.
Though it is my second time to Nepal, I was touched again by the passion and vigor of local Dao members with their love in milk tea, tomato and potato that they offered to us. As living in Taiwan is so convenient and cozy, I sometimes forget my wish and vow to God. I really wanted to give up this Camp but I didn’t. Therefore, I felt so glad that I insisted and completed this Camp with Dao members from Taiwan. When I took the last glance of Nepal, I confirmed that my sincerity to God will guide me to this place again.