肯特鎮鎮長賀詞 123 瀏覽數

鎮長- 莫琳‧弗萊明 由 Ting 中譯

我非常榮幸也很虛心地能應邀為美國佛教會五十週年慶致賀詞。莊嚴寺對我和我的家人來說具有特殊的意義。

當我們剛搬來肯特鎮,想找點有趣的事做時,便發現了貴寺。初次造訪是在 2002 年夏天。才一到便被這幽美寧靜的環境所震攝。從此我們便經常帶親朋好友來分享這種經歴。每次來訪,我們每個人都能感受到這股祥和的氣氛。

很顯然的,一踏入寺院,便能感受到心靈被洗滌般的寧靜舒暢感。進入大佛殿、觀音殿,甚至千蓮台,與七寶湖皆能令人升起莊嚴之心。貴寺無論是在肯特鎮亦或任何地方,都是最寧靜,安詳且能安撫人心之處。

我們何其有幸,這樣令人讃嘆的好地方正坐落在肯特鎮。我們將在五月二十四日慶祝美國佛教會成立五十週年紀念,也很感激這奇妙的禮物-莊嚴寺就在我們鎮上。

 

Town of Kent Supervisor – Maureen Fleming

I am extremely honored and humbled to have been asked to provide a greeting on the auspicious occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Buddhist Association of the United States. The Monastery is a very special place to me and members of my family.

When we first moved to the Town of Kent, we looked to find interesting things to do and see in the area. We learned about the Chuang Yen Monastery and took our first trip in the summer of 2002. We all were amazed by the beauty and gentle peace that you feel there. We have come back regularly ever since bringing family and friends with us so that they too may share the experience. Each and every person we have brought to the Monastery has been as affected by the peaceful power as we are every time we go.

The feeling of serenity that washes over you when you enter the grounds of the Monastery is palpable. This feeling grows when you visit the Great Buddha Halland the Kuan-Yin Hall as well as when you venture to the Thousand Lotus Memorial Terrace and Seven Jewels Lake. The Monastery is one of the most tranquil, placid and wonderful places, not only in the Town of Kent, but anywhere.

We are very lucky as residents of Kent to have such an amazing place within our Town. We celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Buddhist Association of the United States on May 24, 2014 and are grateful for the tremendous gift of the Chuang Yen Monastery in our midst.


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