The Spirit of Dragon Girls
It was finally time for the girls of Developing Virtue Secondary Girls Division to showcase their energetic edge in the school's annual Spirit Day! Do not underestimate the girl schoolers; though they often portray graceful manners, they manifest a spirit unlike no other. On the Spirit Day, also known as Sports Day, students engaged in games aimed to enhance teamwork. Due to drizzly weather, the games were held in the CTTB's very own IITBT.
Walk to Feed the Hungry
It was a warm Saturday afternoon on October 4, 2014. Joining Buddhist Global Relief (BGR), an organization whose goal was to raise money for the poor and hungry throughout the world, up to 50 people united on this day to attend the 3.5-mile walk around San Francisco downtown. Though people came from different places, every single person joined the walk the same purpose in his/her mind: to raise awareness of chronic hunger around the world and with every step to alleviate that problem. With that goal in our minds, we stepped out of the temple and began our journey.
A Gingerbread Girls’ Christmas
The Girls’ division Christmas banquet was held in IITBT behind the girls’ dorm, hosted by the junior class. The event was graced with students’ performances that were framed around an adaptation skit of the classic Gingerbread Man by the juniors.
Youth Summer Camp 2015 (June 14 to June 26 )
Cherishing Traditions: The Six Guiding Principles
Location: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas
The founder of the City of 10,000 Buddhas established Six Guiding Principles as the foundation for being a good citizen who benefits and serves others in society. These six are as follows: not contending, not being greedy, not seeking, not being selfish, not pursuing personal advantage, and not lying. Looking at these virtues in a positive way they include: compassion, generosity, contentment, altruism, and honesty.