Two friends of DRBA from the Central Government in Beijing visited the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas and the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery last week during the 30th Anniversary celebrations at CTTB. Mr. Shi Yuanpeng is the Deputy Director of the Cultural and Religious Publishing Company in Beijing. He is directly responsible for publishing nine volumes (so far) of Master Hsuan Hua's sutra commentaries in Simplified Chinese characters. These books are now the biggest sellers in their catalog. Mr. Han Song is the editor in chief of Chinese Religions Journal, published by SARA, the State Administration for Religious Affairs in Beijing. We have been hosted in China by SARA and it was our turn to welcome the two friends as our guests. They toured the Bay Area and visited the Berkeley Monastery before returning to Beijing on Tuesday.
(l to r) Prof. Raymond Yeh, Mr. Han Song, Mr. Shi Yuanpeng.
Lunch at the JunKang Restaurant: (Standing l to r) Mr. Han Song, Prof. Ron Epstein, Heng Sure, Mr. Shi Yuanpeng, Priscilla Yeh, Cuc Chung, Ocean Epstein, Cynthia Chang, Courtney Bruntz, (kneeling:) Madalena Tan, Lucie Hall.