The ringing of the bells 108 times expresses thanks to Amida Buddha for the past year. Traditionally, 108 signifies the number of human passions or defilements which each of us is said to possess. (Hint: jealousy, greed, sarcasm, envy, etc.) http://www.tbc.on.ca/index.php?/events/details/new_years_eve_day_service_bell_ringing_ceremony_at_ontario_place/
At Temple 10:00 am and at Ontario Place 11:00 pm
Everybody welcome. Please contact the temple for last minute changes. Background: http://www.torontonajc.ca/2013/02/13/the-temple-bell-at-ontario-place/.