Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Traditional Buddhist Procession Takes Place This Thursday

One thing about Uptown: our diversity brings a lot of things you rarely see other places in Chicago.

Thank you to the Buddhist Temple of Chicago for posting about this annual tradition. On its Facebook page, it says,

"The monks are coming! This Thursday morning June 13, the monks of Quang Minh temple [Damen and Sunnyside] are doing their annual Uptown pilgrimage. They are scheduled to be at our temple [Leland and Racine] around 9-9:30am. Come welcome them at our place or watch them make their way northward to Argyle Street during the morning."

According to Rev. Patti in a previous year, "They are doing an ancient Buddhist custom of monks paying an annual visit to neighboring temples. Anyone is welcome to watch them pay respects at each temple and donations are appreciated from lay followers."

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