Sanrianha Cruz, a photographer from La Habra, takes pictures of the Hsi Lai Temples, during the Fo Guang Shan Hsi Temple Court Yard, Music and Art Festival, at the Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, CA., Saturday, June 21, 2014. (Photo by James Carbone for the San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
POSTED: 06/23/14, 8:05 PM PDT
The Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Hacienda Heights.
One of the largest Buddhist monasteries in the Western hemisphere, the local temple is holding a yearlong celebration with special events and activities.
Over the weekend, the Hsi Lai Temple held its first music and art festival. Organizers lined up more than a dozen bands and artists for the family event.
The event was held in the temple courtyard at 3456 Glenmark Drive. The traditional Chinese mountain monastery is built adjacents to Hacienda Boulevard in the Puente Hills.
It is the American headquarters for one of Taiwan’s largest Buddhist organizations, Fo Guang Shan.