5:20 AM Trikalajna-Das makes an offering of incense to the Tulasi tree. Student monks, or brahmacari, wear the safron dhoti and must take a vow of celibacy, although they can later get married. A typical monk’s day begins with meditation at 4:30 in the morning and lasts until nine or ten at night. After prayers, some go to regular jobs, some have duties around the temple, some study and some go out chanting in the community.
For the most part the anti-pipeline protests on Burnaby Mountain in November were peaceful and respectful. But as with any confrontation of conflicting viewpoints, there were bound to be moments of emotion, even anger. This shot of a woman yelling at the stoic line of RCMP officers protecting the inclusion zone they established around Kinder Morgan’s worksite on Centennial Way was more the exception than the rule, but it captures some of the protesters’ passion that made many of them endure rain and mud and cold weather to make their point.
MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER The signage for a new condo development at Station Square brightens an otherwise drab day on Wednesday. The cloudy, showery weather is expected to persist through the weekend.