How involved in Chinese community life is contemporary Buddhism? That's a question I've set out to explore as part of my participation in a study unit at Sydney University, named India, China, Tibet: Cultural Relations.
In the September 10 issue of the Chinese People's Daily (English web edition) there's a photo story entitled:
Chinese Buddhist Canon blesses Hong Kong.
It follows the efforts of h undreds of Sanghas and Buddhism believers carrying 103 files of the Chinese Buddhist Canon walking along Victoria Harbor, Kowloon, Hong Kong on Sept. 8, 2014. They hope to spread love, intelligence and mercy to every corner in Hong Kong to solve disputes and promote stability. They will go through Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories in the following three days.
The first images shows stacked copies of the scripture canon, ready for believers to carry in the procession.