On 29 May 2018, Ambassador for World Peace Master Jun Hong Lu was awarded several honours in the House of Lords, UK, marking another milestone for the spiritual teacher of 10 million followers.
In the afternoon, the University of West Scotland appointed Master Lu the lecturer’s position in appreciation for Master Lu’s excellence in the field of education, religion and philosophy on the world stage.
Master Lu was presented with two awards in the House of Lords at 6 pm in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the harmonious and peaceful exchange between religions in many countries around the world. He was honoured by a member of the House of Lords with the title “International Ambassador for Religious Peace”. In addition, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to charitable work and donations to improve the well-being of children and people affected by mental illness in many countries of our world today, Master Lu was honoured with the title “Outstanding International Ambassador for Philanthropy” by the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust, a non-profit organisation.
The Commonwealth Charity Forum was held in the House of Lords, UK. This event brought dignitaries from around the world together. The Forum demonstrates Master Jun Hong Lu’s outstanding contribution to peace and charitable work in the international community and the honours and awards he received over the years.
Baroness Cox, the recipient of the International Mother Teresa award, commended Master Lu’s valuable contribution to world peace. She said that the world is full of war and massacre, leaving thousands of people homeless and turning them into refugees suffering from diseases. With profound compassion, Master Lu has saved not only the suffering of humanity, but also helped spread the spirit of compassion to over 30 countries and regions around the world, purifying and sanctifying the hearts of many.
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Turkey Yasar Yakis was among the 80,000 people participating in Master Lu’s Public Talk held in Singapore, witnessing the touching scenes in amazement. He commended Master Lu’s selfless devotion and compassion, adding he held Master Lu in very high regard.
Alfred Heer MP of Switzerland, Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, said Master Lu has been trying to transform the world for the better with love and compassion. Love is universal and reciprocal. This is especially true in a colourful world filled with different cultures. He is deeply moved by Master Lu’s compassion, which has influenced and changed his perspective on life. He honours Master Lu for his ongoing dedication to promoting peace.
Master Lu said he was dedicated to spreading the culture of peace on his mission to spread Buddhism all over the world. As the founder of Guan Yin Citta Dharma door, Master Lu has 10 million followers and over 30,000 disciples worldwide. It currently has over 100 practice centres and charities in more than 30 countries and regions. This is attributed to the Chinese people’s wisdom and the depth of Buddhism. He hopes many more people can also spread the message of compassion and underline the importance of charitable works. He reiterates that it is his lifelong aspiration to work for world peace and devote all his life to the spread of Dharma and world peace.
Master Lu’s contribution to humanity, charitable works and world peace was greatly praised by everyone in the audience. Just a week ago, Master Lu was invited as a keynote speaker to attend the 2018 United Nations Day of Vesak Commemoration at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.