Dharma Assembly Held for Victims of Hurricane Katrina in San Francisco

Published on September 25, 2005
Monastics reciting Tibetan mantra for victims of Hurricane Katrina at Hua Zang Si. The Yun sculpture of Mt. Sumeru is in the background while over a thousand of the daily water offerings are shown in the foreground.

Monastics reciting Tibetan mantra for victims of Hurricane Katrina at Hua Zang Si. The Yun sculpture of Mt. Sumeru is in the background while over a thousand of the daily water offerings are shown in the foreground.

Dharma Assembly at Hua Zang Si

Dharma Assembly at Hua Zang Si

Clown from street fair at Hua Zang Si sponsored to raise funds for Katrina relief.

Clown from street fair at Hua Zang Si sponsored to raise funds for Katrina relief.

Monastics and lay practitioners gathered at Hua Zang Si in San Francisco to chant mantras and the Amitabha Sutra in Tibetan and Chinese and to make offerings. They dedicated the merit from these offerings and requested blessings for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. In the afternoon an auction and street fair were held outside the temple to raise funds for those impacted by Katrina. A similar ceremony was held in southern California at the United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters. To date the United Relief Committee has raised over $100,000.