“Yuan-Dao Guanyin Temple” Happy Half-Day Tour ~ The Artist
Sign Up Number Breaks the Record.

The Art Revolution Taipei (A.R.T.), which is well-known in the global art world, enters its ninth year this year!

The artists have spread their word of mouth, not only strongly recommending relatives and friends to participate in the exhibition, but also the half-day tour of the "Yuan-Dao Guanyin Temple" held for artists before the launch. The number of artists who sign up this year is even record-breaking. There are more than 60 artists from all over the world who are happy to join the tour, with talk and laugh all the way, making the trip a very lively one.

After taking a group photo, the artists excitedly take the bus to
the Yuan-Dao Guanyin Temple, and the atmosphere is lively and happy.

Arriving at the destination, the magnificent "Thousand-Hands Thousand-Eyes Guanyin Bodhisattva Sitting Buddha Statue" immediately attracted the attention of the artists. Everyone was amazed and took pictures.

Teacher Zhang Yuying, an artist who participated in the half-day tour of the "Yuan-Dao Guanyin Temple" every year, looked at the construction of the Thousand-Hands Thousand-Eyes Guanyin year after year. He said that he is very much looking forward to the opening of the holy statue to the public so that he can have a close contact with Thousand-Hands Thousand-Eyes Guanyin.

The artists are happy to take photos with the Holy Guanyin
(Thousand-Hands Thousand-Eyes Guanyin)

Walking down the green slopes, the artists first took a photo in front of the Temple’s Guarding Rock "Think on Guanyin’s Power". Then after entering the hall, some of the artists worshipped Buddha, some drew the sticks for divine sign, some experienced the Nine Palace Matrix, the pyramid, and some went to the second floor to appreciate the relics.

In front of the Temple’s Guarding Rock “Think on Guanyin’s Power”,
more than 60 artists takes a group photo.

The Dutch family Esther Ziher-Ginczinger

The Yuan-Dao Guanyin Temple has been widely known among the artists for its accurate divine signs. Teacher Zhang Yuying, who has participated in the half-day tour many times, said that in the year before last year he asked for a child-seeking sign, and the signing was very good, which greatly increased his confidence. He even had a son as he wished in November last year, and the whole family was very happy.

Everyone listens carefully to the steps of the signing process.

The couple from Bhutan, after listening to the introduction of the incenses, chose the "Dedication" incense. They shared that in Budan, incenses are always offered with a broad mind and for the blessing for all the beings.

In addition, the Dutch family Esther Ziher-Ginczinger, Artist Hayato Takano and wife, Artist Igor Grechanyk and wife from Ukraine, etc., also piously offered the incenses for blessing.

The artists listen to the explanations at the incense cabinet and pick the favorite incenses.

A family of four from the Netherlands, mother Esther Ziher-Ginczinger and two lovely daughters Lima Ziher (10 years old), Riva Ziher (8 years old) are artists, and Mr. is their agent. Mom said that this time, she especially arranged with her daughter's school to take days off in order to take them to Taiwan to participate in the art exhibition.

Dutch artist Lima Ziher, Riva Ziher and father Bard Ziher offer the incenses together.

Along the art corridor, up to the second floor of the Yuan-Dao Guanyin Temple, many artists are interested in the "relics". Ms. Xu Yifang from Miaoli are married to her husband from a Bhutan family. She was engaged in the art exchange platform. After listening to the introduction of relics, she couldn’t help but shed tears and felt that the pitying vows and the power of delivering all the beings in the Deliverance Rice are really touching.

After the signing and the incense-offering, everyone was hungry, and the artists moved to the Dao Café to enjoy a leisurely lunch. The signature beef noodles, pork knuckle noodles, and vegetarian sandwiches made everyone keep saying delicious.

Having enjoyed a perfect meal, it was the free time. Some artists went to Jingxin Bridge to feed the fish, and some walked to the Forest trail to feel the green scenery~~

Artist Patrick J Morgan from Southern California,
improvising sketches to capture beautiful images

Italian artist Marco said: "In Taiwan for three years, I have not been to such a beautiful place!"

Although the half-day tour time is compact, artists and friends from all over the world have had a relaxing time and unforgettable memories.