In the summer, the garden and pond sure have a lot of flowers blooming. What big hibiscus flowers. We joined one day of a meditation retreat and Venerable Jiru was still in his silent retreat for two years, but he came out to give us a Dharma talk. This trailer is his place for silent retreat. He came out to the lotus pond after lunch for a little while. Does he see lotus or look at ‘Kuan Yin’? We heard that he swam to the bottom of the pond to plant the lotus himself. We didn’t see how difficult it was for him to do all the hard work to establish & build this temple; however, we enjoy seeing this beautiful scenery at Mid-America Buddhist Association now.