2018 / New Year’s Eve: Ritual of releasing 108 worldly desires

In Buddhism teaching, people are always attached with 108 worldly desires. In the ritual of New Year’s even in Japan, monks ring a temple bell for 108 times symbolizing the release of 108 worldly desires. In Los Angeles, Nishi Hongwanji Los Angeles Buddhist Temple hosts ringing temple bell ritual every year. This event is opened to the public. In the eve of the year 2018, near 100 people came to the temple and ring the bell. (Cultural News Video)