Letting Go of ‘Fangsheng’

On a sunny morning in late June, 50-year-old Liu Yidan prayed to Buddha as usual at Dabei Temple in Tianjin, a coastal municipality near Beijing. But this time she was pleased to see that there were no bird sellers crowding the alley surrounding the temple. “Other Buddhists and I spent over a million yuan ($150,000) buying and releasing birds from these sellers from 2008 to … Continue reading Letting Go of ‘Fangsheng’