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Taiwan Soka Association Holds Buddhist Memorial Service

TSA General Director Lin Chao leads the prayer service

On April 4, 2008, Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) members gathered for a prayer service in memory of their deceased ancestors at TSA's Ci-En Memorial Hall in Yunlin County. In the Chinese tradition, the Qing Ming Festival is held every year in early April. The day is one on which families visit their ancestors' graves and pay their respects. TSA General Director Lin Chao attended the service together with some 150 TSA representatives. They recited portions of the Lotus Sutra and prayed for the repose of their ancestors and deceased relatives as well as for the happiness of all humanity.

[Adapted from an article in the April 15, 2008 issue of the Harmony Press, a weekly newspaper of Taiwan Soka Association; photo courtesy of Harmony Press]