Opening for I-Kuan Tao Ji Chu Michigan Zhong Shu Temple on May 18
After eight months of renovation, I-Kuan Tao Zhong Shu Temple of Michigan finally will open its doors to the community on May 18.
The building in Farmington Hills, formerly occupied by Northwest Baptist Church, was completely reconstructed by volunteers. To express the spirit of Tao, the volunteers traveled from as far as Taiwan, Hawaii, and California to join forces with the local volunteers to accomplish the reconstruction.
According to the leader of I-Kuan Tao Ji Chu Zhong Shu Temple, Wu Zhong Xiong, the purpose of buying the building was to have a place spread Tao to those with affinity. The mission is to help people find peace of mind amid the hardships and catastrophes of modern-day living. The temple will provide a place for people to cultivate and achieve spiritual enlightenment, and to discover their "True Selves." Due to the temptations of society, most of us strive for material gains and forget the True Self. The result is a loss of peace and harmony in our life. In Tao cultivation, Mr. Wu says: “Tao cultivation is to cultivate your heart and let your True Self lead the False Self.”
The Michigan temple will be the third public I-Kuan Tao Ji Chu Zhong Shu Temple in the U.S. The first I-Kuan Tao Ji Chu Zhong Shu Temple was established June 18, 1995, in San Francisco, Calif. The second I-Kuan Tao Ji Chu Zhong Shu Temple was established in Hawaii.
The temple will have its first open house on May 18, Friday, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., with delicious refreshments for guests. During the open house, there will be many temple volunteers to answer questions. The following day, May 19, the temple will have its formal opening from 9 a.m. to noon, with a complimentary vegetarian lunch. Everyone is welcome to attend this sacred ceremony and receive blessings.
We ask interested parties to RSVP with Rocky Chen at 248-579-4791 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The temple is located at 23845 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48336.