The crowd at the opening ceremony of the Thrangu Monastery.
Monks get ready for the ceremony in the main hall of the Thrangu Monastery
A monk listens to the Very Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche speaks during the opening ceremony of the temple
Visitors taking photos during the opening ceremony of the Thrangu Monastery
The Buddha statue enshrined in the Thrangu Monastery
A ceremony being held in the main hall of Thrangu Monastery on the opening day
The Mayor of Richmond Malcom Brodie being presented a gift by the Leader of the Thrangu Monastery
Buddhist Lamas participates in a ceremony on the temple's opening day
The Very Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche gets ready for the ribbon cutting ceremony
Richmond Mayor Malcom Brodie (L) joins the Very Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche to cut the ribbon to open the monastery.
The Very Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche (L) smiles after the ribbon cutting ceremony