I was fortunate to be asked to document – by video and photography – the grand opening celebration of Chan Nguyen, a Vietnamese Buddhist Temple in Victorville, CA in September 2011. More than 6,000 people attended the celebration including 700 Vietnamese Buddhist monks and nuns from Vietnam and France. This photographic slide show focuses on the people and monks and nuns who attended. Shot on a Canon 5DM3 with Canon L Series glass.