Celebrating Chinese New Year

Thursday, January 27, 2022 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

To build bridges of understanding, we must take time to listen to the experiences of others. 

Rolling Ridge launched "Voices and Stories" as an ONLINE series that uses historical education and contemplative listening to open hearts and minds to the events that have shaped American society today.

On February 1st, the Lunar New Year begins and ushers in the Year of the Tiger.  Join us on Thursday, January 27th from 11 am to 1 pm as we share the cultural traditions and history of the Chinese New Year.  From the Chinese zodiac and red envelopes, to the food, festivities, and family traditions, you will gain a deeper appreciation for the diversity in Chinese culture here in America, China, and Hong Kong.  Brutus Lo, a long time friend of Rolling Ridge Director Larry Jay, will be our guest and guide.

Although there is no fee for this program, your generous donation allows Rolling Ridge to continue our mission and ministry of contemplative spirituality. Thank you. 

Please check out our website for other events in our Voices and Stories series

About the leader(s)

Brutus Lo

Brutus Lo was born and raised in Hong Kong in the 60s. Educated under the British system while Hong Kong was still a colony of the UK, he was always very comfortable with the western culture, yet just like most other Hongkongers, keenly aware of his Chinese heritage. His parents came out of China due to the Japanese invasion and later the civil war.  Growing up in such a mixed culture didn’t make his racial identity very clear until he came to study in the United States in the mid 80s.  Spending most of his college years in the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, he always found himself as the only Asian student in the classroom or in the dormitory building or in the church group.  While in the South, he was fortunate to meet many Americans who were welcoming but unfortunately ignorant about Hong Kong, China or the world.

After graduated from UGA, he had worked in the Silicon Valley for more than a decade.  He returned to Hong Kong with his family as an expatriate and spent almost 20 years until he resettled back to the Bay Area in 2019. During his years in HK, he travelled all over China and other parts of Asia and witnessed the growth and changes in the Greater China area. 

Brutus and his wife Amy have 4 daughters.  3 of the daughters are in college while the youngest is in her senior year in high school. He speaks Cantonese natively and his mandarin is at a basic level.  He writes traditional Chinese and can barely read simplified Chinese.