GEBIS on Le téléjournal/Acadie

If you want to participate in a spiritual retreat or study to become a Buddhist monk, then the Little Sands monastery in Prince Edward Island is a must.

Merit booard was set up at the local garage by GEBIS.
Ven. Liu is sharing the tributes to their great neighbor Lorin from the merit board GEBIS has set up at the local garage. (© ici Radio-Canada photo by Érik Tremblay)

Venerable Liu’s integration, and that of the whole community, was facilitated by the Late Lorin Panting, the former owner of the Panting garage, and the monks have made him the tribute of gratitude.  According to Ven. Liu, Mr. Panting’s attitude was a reflection of the local residents’ warm welcome.   2014/12/08’s Guardian coverage by Steve Sharratt.

Here is also GEBIS’ Tributes to our Great Neighbor Mr. Lorin Panting.

For more information on GEBIS’s coverage, please watch 2014/12/20’s 

Le téléjournal/Acadie Le telejournal acadie

on ici Radio-Canada  ici Radio-Canada(11’34” – 14’05”)

Video Transcription on 2’31” clip

Source: 2014/12/20 Le téléjournal Acadie @ ici Radio-Canada  by reporter Mr. Érik Tremblay 
French transcription /English Translation: James & Karen Langevin
Disclaimer: This file is not intended for commercial use; and is aimed to assist those in comprehending the materials better. (prepared by Geoffrey Yang)

English Translation

1.  If you want to participate in a spiritual retreat or study to become a Buddhist monk, then the Little Sands monastery in Prince Edward Island is a must. Several hundred monks have received training here over the last 10 years. (note: it should have been 6 years) Érik Tremblay visited the site.

Monks and the mechanic interact at the local garage.
Monks are the regulars at this local garage where they find one of their best neighbors who has helped on everything. (© ici Radio-Canada photo by Érik Tremblay)

2.  Wood Islands, a lighthouse and a ferry at the southernmost part of the Island.
One kilometer from there, you will find a garage in Little Sands, where the mechanic speaks with his first customers of the day. Liu and Dan are Buddhists monks and regulars at the garage. A friendly conversation takes place between the mechanic and Liu, who has lived here for the past 6 years.

3.  Liu’s integration, and that of the whole community, was facilitated by this man (Lorin Panting), the deceased former owner of the garage, and the monks have made him this tribute of gratitude. According to Liu, Lorin Panting’s attitude was a reflection of the local residents’ warm welcome.

4.  (Ven. Xing-Guang, aka Ven. Liu, GEBIS) People are very, very nice to us and we are actually very, very grateful … for the help.

Ven. Liu, President of GEBIS
Ven. Liu, President of GEBIS, shares how people are nice to them and how grateful they are to the locals’ help, at the prayer hall of the Monastery. (© ici Radio-Canada photo by Érik Tremblay)

5.  The monastery is home to Chinese monks from Taiwan. Built in 2008, it is a very busy place. Every year, between 200 and 500 monks come to study here.  However, the construction of this serene universe has faced some obstacles.

6a.  (Xing-Guang, GEBIS) It’s difficult because, in terms of the …, it’s hard to find a place to live, and (unintelligible) and food to provide for so many monks, and also how to get a loan. (note: it was meant to be “how to get along…“.)

6b.  We truly appreciate the help we received from some residents in overcoming many obstacles such as arranging transportation, locating a food supply, and dealing with mortgage rules (note: it was meant to be “how to get along with others”).

7.  The result is impressive, a facility containing study rooms and this main room, a magnificent prayer hall which houses several treasures including a fabulous collection of sacred texts written in Tibetan. Very rare.

8.  The Lieutenant-Governor of the Island is visiting here today to admire the monastery’s treasures. The monks understand politics.

9a.  (Xing-Guang, GEBIS) We thought it would be nice to have the Lieutenant-Governor visit our monastery and see if he had some advice or something.

9b.  The monks are hoping for advice from the Lieutenant-Governor to help them to better integrate the community of Little Sands.

10.  Moreover, in March 2015, a one-day open house will be held here to bring the monks out of their isolation and allow Islanders a glimpse into this mystical and mysterious universe.  Érik Tremblay for Radio-Canada at the Buddhist monastery in Little Sands.


 

French Transcription:

Thank you, ici Radio-Canada, Érik Tremblay, Le téléjournal Acadie, and James & Karen Langevin.
Merci, ici Radio-Canada (CBC French Program). Merci, Mr. Érik Tremblay and Le téléjournal Acadie. Our first try in French!
Thank you, Jame & Karen Langevin for the nice transcription and translation work.
(© ici Radio-Canada photo)

1.  Vous voulez faire une retraite spirituelle ou même étudier pour devenir moine bouddhiste, le monastère de Little Sands à l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard est un incontournable.
On y a formé plusieurs centaines de moines depuis 10 ans. Visite des lieux avec Érik Tremblay.

2.  Wood Islands, un phare et un traverserier à l’extrême sud de l’Île.
Un kilomètre plus loin, au garage de Little Sands, le méchanicien reçoit ses premiers clients.  Liu et Dan sont 2 moines bouddhistes et des habitués de l’endroit.
Une conversation amicale entre le mécanicien et Liu, qui vie ici depuis 6 ans.

3.  Son intégration, et celle de toute la communauté, a été facilité par cet homme, feu ancien propriétaire du garage, et pour qui les moines ont fabriqué cet hommage de gratitute.  Selon Liu, l’attitude de Lorin Panting réflète l’acceuil chalereux des résidents du coin.

4.  (Xing-Guang, aka Liu, GEBIS) People are very, very nice to us and we are actually very, very grateful … for the help.

5.  Le monastère abrite des moines chinois de Taiwan.  Construit en 2008, il est très fréquenté.  Chaque année, entre 200 et 500 moines viennent pour étudier ici.  Mais la construction de cet univers serein a connu des obstacles.

6a.  (Xing-Guang, GEBIS) It’s difficult because, in terms of the …, it’s hard to find a place to live, and (unintelligible) and food to provide for so many monks, and also how to get a loan. (note: it was meant to be “how to get along…”.)

6b.  Transport, approvisionnement de nourriture, régles hypotécaires, l’aide de certains résidents pour surmonter ces nombreux obstacles fut très appréciée.

7.  Le résultat est impressionnant, un complexe acceuillant des salles d’études et cette pièce maitresse, une magnifique salle de prière qui abrite quelques trésors dont une fabuleuse collection de textes sacrés rédigés en tibétain. C’est du rare.

8.  Et pour admirer les trésors du monastère, la visite aujourd’hui du lieutenant-gouverneur de l’Île. Les moines savent faire de la politique.

9a.  (Xing-Guang, GEBIS) We thought it would be nice to have the Lieutenant-Governor visit our monastery and see if he had some advice or something.

9b.  Les moines espèrent des conseils judicieux du lieutenant-gouverneur pour mieux s’intégrer à la communauté de Little Sands.

10.  D’ailleurs, en mars prochain, on fera ici une journée porte ouverte afin de sortir les moines de l’isolement et faire entrer les gens de l’Île dans cet univers mystique et mystérieux.  Ici Érik Tremblay pour Radio-Canada au monastère bouddhiste de Little Sands.

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