The formation is clear from an aerial view during the candle light prayer vigil.
A total of 11, 000 individuals coming from different faiths and races make up this grand human formation of the Tzu Chi logo, lotus flower, Bodhi leaf, Bamboo coin banks, and the number 50 to celebrate Tzu Chi Foundation’s 50th year anniversary on May 8 . Showing that love goes beyond religions, participants of the event, who came from different faiths, join in a Buddha Bathing ceremony to commemorate the birthday of Buddhism’s Great Teacher, the Buddha. (Photo By: Robert Gines)
Alongside Tzu Chi’s anniversary, the celebration on May 8 pays tribute to all mothers as Tzu Chi gathers about 300 children to wash their mothers’ feet.