Buddhist groups urge banningsale of urn niche spaces under name of temple
The Hong Kong Buddhist Association together with over 10 Buddhist groups made a joint statement objecting to a business organization selling 5,000 urn niche spaces at Luk Wu, LantauIslands under the name of a temple and making money using the name of a Buddhist temple. They asked the government to immediately ban the sale of the urn niche spaces to restore the quietness of the environment. A monk representative pointed out that Luk Wu is a zen garden for Buddhism practice. There are many practitioners. It has conservation value in historical, cultural and ecological aspects. They asked the Lands Department to continue following up. More details on Pg A23
1. Collect information to study the latest measures proposed by the government on relieving the urn niche space shortage.
2. Discuss in small groups the effects brought about by the shortage of public urn niche spaces.
3. A business organization uses the name of a temple to sell urn niche spaces. Make suggestions on how to strike a balance between the interests of both parties. Strategy proposal