Venerable Master Hsuan Hua, LBSM library,
According to our founder,
Master Hsuan Hua, Long Beach Sagely Monastery is the Way-place of Earth
Store Bodhisattva, hence the large Earth Store Bodhisattva's statue in the
back of the Buddha Hall.
The couplet on the sides of
the front entrance reads:
Long Beach Sagely Monastery
where Dharma rains equally moisten--its Way contemplates the past and
Los Angeles' Dragon Palace
where sweet dews universally nurture--its virtue matches Heaven and Earth.
As you enter the Buddha
Hall, to your left is a side hall
from which Venerable Master Hsuan Hua used to lecture to the packed Buddha
Hall. Now his picture hangs on the wall behind his Dharma seat.