As you all may know, Chinese New Years is coming up and this year Dia Tang Temple for the first time ever will be open at night on the day before Lunar New Years which falls on 2/2/2011. We have finally finished installing all of the proper lighting at the temple and so we decided to open it up this year. However, please be careful while driving up because Filbert Road is still very dark and dangerous at night. The temple will also be open on the first 3 days of the new years which falls on the days 2/3/2011 – 2/5/2011. It will be extremely crowded and so we would like to apologize ahead of time for any troubles in parking or delays in shuttling you to the temple.
New Years Schedule
February 2, 2011
9:00 pm: Temple opens
11:30 pm – 12:00 am: Flower offering to the Buddha and a few words from the head monk
12:00 am – 2:00 am: New Years Ceremony
3:00 am: Temple close
February 3-5, 2011 (Lunar New Year Day 1, 2, 3)
9:00 am: Temple opens
6:00 pm: Temple close
On behalf of the monks at Dia Tang Temple, I would like to wish everybody a happy and prosperous new year and may all be safe under the protection of the Buddha and bodhisattvas.