In response to the BLIA General Conference theme "Faith and Legacy," and upholds the concept of purifying the human mind by capturing Humanistic Buddhism's truth, goodness, and beauty through the camera lens, Buddha's Light International Association launched the "Faith and Legacy Beauty ofBuddha's Light Photo Exhibition" worldwide. The exhibition demonstrates the value of faith and legacy through the silent expression of photos from the BLIA 2021 Beauty of Buddha's Light - Faith & Legacy Photo Contest. In Toronto, the exhibition was launched on August 14th at the Buddha's Cultural Museum in the Temple.
The exhibition provides an AR experience through the Artivive app. The photos with various dynamic effects showing the happiness and joy of learning Buddhism touch people's hearts. When people scan a piece of work, the exclamations of joy, "It's very creative!", "This is interesting, incredible!" were heard everywhere.
Venerable Chueh Fan, the abbess of Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto, said that to make it easier for locals to understand the theme and contents of all photos, the temple translation team translated the captions of each photo into English. Hoping that everyone can learn and share the BLIA members all over the world's practice and the joy of "Right Faith."
Monica Kong, secretary general of the BLIA Toronto Chapter, who assisted in guiding the tour, said that the creativity of AR has increased the interest of young people to learn more about Fo Guang Shan and the BLIA. Scott Ferguson, president of the BLIA English subchapter, said, "This idea of combining technology is great, and it makes people want to experience more."
Translated by Christine Hsu