In November, students from Boston University Shanghai Center attended a day of cultural activities at the Sheltered Mercy Nunnery (Pear Orchard Temple). The group stayed at the Li Family Courtyard in nearby Xiake Village, a favorite homestay accommodation option for student groups in Shaxi. With a two-day itinerary provided by the Ginkgo Society, the group spent … [Read more…]
After almost a year of construction work, the lower courtyards of the temple have re-opened to local people, who immediately resumed their games of Mahjong. The upper shrine will resume renovations in April, when Mr. Yang returns to work after a bad fall while working on a new house nearby. The work to be done … [Read more…]
Most interior rooms not in the image halls are being used primarily for storage. They have not been well kept, though some floor boards on the second floor have been recently repaired. The challenge to restoring the temple is knowing what the original artwork looked like, as much of it has peeled off, been obscured … [Read more…]
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