Members of the delegation visit Lingguang Temple and learn its history from a Buddhist master there. [Women of China/Zhang Ping]
A delegation of 53 nuns from 40 Buddhist temples across the Tibetan areas located in China's Sichuan, Yunnan, Gansu and Qinghai provinces and Tibet Autonomous Region arrived in Beijing on April 23, 2012 to attend a 5-day training course held by the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF).
During the first day of the course, members of the delegation paid a visit to Lingguang Temple located in the outskirt of Beijing. The temple is considered a holy place for Buddhists, where a relic of Buddhism's founder, Buddha, is believed to be preserved.
Officials from the State Administration for Religious Affairs gave a speech and introduced relevant religious policies to the delegation after their visit to Linguang Temple.
The delegation showed keen interest in the course and expressed their deep appreciation to the ACWF and other departments who organized their trip to Beijing.
They concluded their first day's activities by having a meal at the temple.