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On September 10th, the Fo Guang Shan (FGS) Toronto Chinese School held its 2023-2024 academic year opening ceremony at the Five Contemplations Hall of Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto. A total of 90 people, including teachers, students, and their parents, joyfully returned to school, eagerly anticipating the start of the new academic year.
On the evening of September 2nd, the Fo Guang Shan (FGS) Temple of Toronto Dragon and Lion Dance Team was invited to perform at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) during their back-to-school and freshmen welcome event. Team leader Tom Ly led the group, presenting the Fo Guang Shan Temple with thrilling drumming and a spectacular lion dance, showcasing the folk characteristics of Chinese culture.
August 22nd, 2023 marks the final day of the first semester of the Fo Guang Shan (FGS) Temple of Toronto Senior Class. The course was 8 weeks long, with a total of 26 participants aged 65 and above. This course focused on Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s literary book titled “Hundred Paths to Happiness” and featured eight core themes: Opening the Vision of the Heart; Navigating Life in Old Age; Cultivating A Life Enriched by Literature Unveiling Ancestral Wisdom, Embracing the Joys of Living, and Fostering Universal Happiness.
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