I received a wonderful email from Venerable Miao Hsi a couple weeks ago. She let me know that BLTV (Buddha’s Light TV) would be at temple on the 21st to film a story of Hsi Lai. They wanted to begin with children letting go of balloons and right away she thought of Ian. I was humbled and honored they would consider him for inclusion and of course let her know we would be there.
Here is a picture of the film crew getting a still and video shot of the little man
Venerable Master Hsing Yun at Hsi Lai, originally uploaded by mindonly.
After the filming was done, we went to talk to Venerable Miao Hsi and thank her. She let me know Venerable Master would be coming out to take a group picture and we were welcome to be in it. What a day this was turning out to be.
Once the picture was done on the steps of the main shrine everyone was standing with Master and the Venerable who had been assisting the BLTV film crew came over and asked for Ian to please come meet Master. (At this point, Daddy was beside himself.)
I’ll make a side note here; having grown up around the temple, and watching Daddy bow in respect to the many monastics, I believe it may have rubbed off on Ian; something I am thankful of.
As Ian walks up to Venerable Master Hsing Yun, he put his hand on his head just as Ian makes a bow to him. This has such meaning for me, I won’t even attempt to describe it here in words. Just know that my heart swelled…
Venerable Master Hsing Yun is someone I very much admire. He has done countless good for the world, and continues to do so. He is someone I look up to as a great teacher.
Thank you Venerable Master Hsing Yun.