Every day, before the program, the ATs would have a short meeting for us to know the rundown of the day’s schedule. During the last day’s meeting, Master Jiandan talked about Dharma joy, which by definition is the joy one feels after a Dharma event even though one is exhausted. The day went smoothly and by the time of lamp offering, I had a warm feeling in my heart. As I see the children offer their lamp, I start to smile, because I saw what all of us here in Ocean sky have accomplished for the children.
They are the next generation. Hopefully the lessons they learned here could spark up and enlighten others, and the seed that was planted in them would grow to become a big tree. All these thoughts filled my heart with joy, and I knew we did the right thing for the children.
I thank Ocean Sky Chan Monastery for giving me the chance to help others, and for teaching me the Four Tenets: To our elders, be respectful. To our juniors, be kind. With all humanity, be harmonious. In all endeavor, be true.