Hsi Lai monks celebrate Buddha’ birthday

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Monks from the Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights play the Dragon Sidewinder game at their temple’s Boy Scout Troop booth during the celebration of Vesak Day, Buddha’s birthday, at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area on May 17 in South El Monte. According to Buddhist teachings, the birth, enlightenment and nirvana of the Buddha all fall together on Vesak Day. (Staff Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz)

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