In September of 2022 the Garden Club was approached by the Belleville General Hospital asking us for help with the courtyard at the hospital. The courtyard is used by staff and patients alike, but was in a very sad state. We were asked if we could "cheer it up". We happily and resoundingly agreed to take on this project. Our essential workers are vital to our hospital and we were happy to help give them a nice place to relax in or just see from the windows.
Spring 2023 - Yes, it is arriving - a bit slowly perhaps. We've changed the decor in the courtyard and it is very cheery. We were honoured to receive a set of Buddhist Prayer Flags from the Drupon Lama Tsultrim Gyatso and his assistant Nyima Chukdong of the Bokar Karma Tara Ling Buddhist Temple in Belleville. The flags are printed with various prayers and, as the wind travels through the fabric, the prayers are sent upwards. They are traditionally believed to bring happiness, peace, prosperity, good fortune, health, and victory over obstacles.
Doug G., Drupon Lama Tsultrim and Nyima Chukdong in the temple.