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.
MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER Harrison Lee, 13, shows off one of the yoyo tricks that have made him the fourth-ranked yoyo player in Canada. He’ll be competing at the Western Canada Regionals at the Nikkei Centre on Saturday.