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Guan Yin Citta Houston holds free vegetarian tasting event to celebrate Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Day

Guan Yin Citta Houston holds free vegetarian tasting event to celebrate Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Day

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On July 20, 2019, a large-scale free vegetarian food tasting event took place at Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Houston, Texas. It is run by Guan Yin Citta Houston to celebrate Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Day and to spread Buddhist method of living to more sentient beings. The event attracts over 150 attendees and provides participatory activities incorporated Buddhist knowledge. A range of free energizing vegetarian food is served, binding all the guests together and giving each other nourishment. Many attendees said that they feel so lucky to have joined such a memorable weekend gathering and will definitely join in the next event.

Guan Yin Citta Houston is the only Buddhist practice center of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door located in the southern US. It opened in 2016, and ever since, it has been committing to spreading Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings in the metropolitan area and redoubling efforts to promote core values of Buddhism. Due to the booming of energy industry, particularly for oil and natural gas, as well as for biomedical research and aeronautics, the population of ethnic Chinese is constantly growing, making Houston a terrific place to spread traditional Chinese culture and Buddhism. Many ethnic Chinese people are eager to find the spiritual sustenance and the harbor of the soul. Through making vows, reciting Buddhist scriptures, making life liberation, many Buddhist friends in Houston have benefited from the Buddhist practice and alleviate from suffering and vexations.

The event is both entertaining and informative to the attendees, leaving them feel inspired, engaged and excited. It includes chanting Buddhist scriptures by Buddhist kids from Guan Yin Citta, playing interactive games, watching video clips from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talks and Totem Inquiry. Volunteers from Guan Yin Citta meticulously prepared over 30 kinds of delicious vegetarian food and served to attendees for free. Many attendees were amazed at the diversity and great taste of the food which aroused their interests of adopting a vegetarian lifestyle. Some of the attendees said that they feel lucky to gain informative knowledge at the event and the volunteers are really sincere and friendly.

At the end of the event, the lucky draw session leads to the climax of the event. Many attendees harvested free gifts and shared their happiness with others. Many people expressed their appeal to start the Buddhist practice and look forward to the next gathering in the near future.

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Master Jun Hong Lu

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Jun Hong Lu is the chairman and Director of Australia Oriental Media Buddhist Charity Association registered under United Nations Global Compact as NGO-Non Government Organisation since July 2015.

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Guan Yin Citta New York sends summer breeze with love to Elmhurst neighborhood

Guan Yin Citta New York sends summer breeze with love to Elmhurst neighborhood

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On August 10, 2019, a free vegetarian tasting event takes place at P.S. 007 Louis F. Simeone district school in Elmhurst neighborhood, Queens, New York. This is the first time that Guan Yin Citta New York walks into Elmhurst neighborhood to spread Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings and connect with the people in this area. Hundreds of local residents attended the event and spent a memorable Saturday. Also, this free veggie event is a summer festival in community to celebrate the joy, food, and compassion behind vegetarian lifestyle. It is an opportunity for everyone to feel the loving kindness and strengthen the bonds with local community.

As the home to the largest and most prominent ethnic Chinese population in US, New York metropolitan area has the most solid social foundation of Chinese culture, making it easier for Buddhist philosophy to spread. Over the past five years, Guan Yin Citta New York has been steadily growing and has established three Buddhist practice centers in Flushing, Brooklyn, and Chinatown Manhattan respectively. The non-profit organization collaborates with local communities and makes efforts to spread love and compassion. Also, the non-profit organization regularly holds large scale free community events, such as free vegetarian events, to make people vividly feel the power of Buddhism and the urgency to start the Buddhist practice. Many local people have benefited from Master Jun Hong Lu’s teachings and overcome life difficulties. More importantly, many of them ultimately found their spiritual sustenance and making vows to help more people alleviate from suffering.

The event at Elmhurst neighborhood includes singing performances, informative introduction of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, and amazing video clips from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talks and Totem Inquiry. Volunteers from Guan Yin Citta thoroughly introduced the differences between superstitious practice and Buddhist practice. Learning Buddhism is to find our true self and understand the nature of mind. It is an education to get rid of bad habits and cultivate pure mind. During the event, free vegetarian meals were served and attendees were impressed by the warmth, sincerity and passion of the volunteers. Many of the attendees said, they feel lucky to have joined such an amazing activity to learn so much informative knowledge. They will definitely come to visit the Buddhist practice centers in New York. And they also look forward to the next gathering in the near future.

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Jun Hong Lu is the chairman and Director of Australia Oriental Media Buddhist Charity Association registered under United Nations Global Compact as NGO-Non Government Organisation since July 2015.