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Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk in Manhattan, New York is a Great Success

Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk in Manhattan, New York is a Great Success

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On October 14, 2018, Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu, Ambassador for World Peace and also a spiritual teacher of 10 million followers, gave an inspirational public talk at Madison Square Garden, in Manhattan, New York. The event is spiritually inspired and riveting, making an unforgettable, life-changing impact on participants and the broader community. It attracted nearly 10,000 visitors and lasted for 4 hours from 1pm to 5pm.

The attendees include some of the leading politicians, business elites, members of the media industry and Buddhist clergy from the US and abroad, as well as Buddhist friends and volunteers from North America, Europe, the Middle East, Oceania and Asia. The domestic participants in US were from different places across West Coast to East Coast, including New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Phoenix, Colorado, Michigan, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston, Florida, etc.

The event began with the astonishing solo singing performance of Buddhist songs, presented by the world famous singer Chyi Yu. In recognition of Master Lu’s many years of outstanding contribution to the spread of Buddhism, philanthropy and world peace, Ms. Mengxian Zhang presented the World Culture of Peace contribution to Master Lu on behalf of Felix W. Ortiz, the Deputy Speaker of the New York State Assembly, and commended Master Lu’s dedications and service. New York Mayor Representative Mr. Tommy Lin praised Master Lu’s dedicated efforts and presented him with the New York Peace Contribution Award. Mr. He Xin, Chairman of the Mid – America Asian Culture Association, presented Master Lu with the World Culture of Peace Award.

Over the past 20 years, Master Lu has been dedicating to promoting the culture of peace and interfaith harmony through the peaceful philosophy of Buddhism— non-violence and compassion. His efforts have been widely recognized by the international community and have helped people around the world develop an understanding and appreciation of the traditional Chinese culture. By using plain words, Master Lu’s Dharma Talks accord perfectly with the spirit of the Dharma and meet the needs of the listeners. He explained the profound Buddhist teachings as easy to understand as possible for the public, and made Buddhism truly applicable in people’s daily lives. Across the world today, Master Lu’s Buddhist practice has helped 10 million people find spiritual refuge and liberation, thus changing their lives for the better.

Master Lu’s 10-day Dharma Propagation Tour 2018 in the US started on October 5th and then went on to New York. His public talk at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles successfully held on October 7th and attracted 10,000 people. In New York, he brought another three public talks to worldwide Buddhist friends and local people since October11th. The major event took place at the Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on October14th, providing a fitting end to the grand tour. The year of 2018 marks the sixth Dharma Propagation Tour by Master Jun Hong Lu in the US, aiming to spread Buddhism and traditional Chinese culture.

The events attracted a lot of Buddhist practitioners and followers, including some of the Westerners, from New York and other areas in the US. Many of the practitioners traveled long distances for the event, hoping to receive guidance and advice from Master Lu. Buddhist learning and practicing materials were very popular among participants at the event and all distributed for free. Over 1,000 volunteers from all over the world offered their support and help wholeheartedly throughout the event. Vegetarian food was also offered free of charge during the events.

Master Lu’s Dharma Talks are the crystallized wisdom of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. They cover a broad range of topics from history to modern life. His talk taught people how to apply the Buddhist teachings to cope with everyday issue. Sparkling with a good sense of humour and witticism, his speech is full of inspiration and provokes introspection. It was a spiritual cleansing experience for the audience to get rid of negative energy generated from afflictions and concentrate on the positive.

Master Lu’s talk shines a light on the rich and profound nature of traditional Chinese culture and humanistic Buddhism; it helps to overcome vexations in our minds. His tour worldwide indeed serves as a bridge that not only connects overseas Chinese community members across the world, but also showcases the treasure of the Chinese culture in Western societies.  

Master Lu currently serves as Chairman of both the Australia Oriental Media Group and the Australia Oriental Media Buddhist Charity Association. He is also President of the Australian Chinese Buddhist Research Centre, Honorary Visiting Professor at University of Siena in Italy, and lecturer in the areas of Buddhism and Philosophy at University of the West of Scotland in the UK.  

Master Lu is a Justice of Peace (JP) in Australia. He has been awarded the royal title of Dato’ in Malaysia and holds an advanced diploma in Counseling & Psychology (Australia). He has been promoting traditional Chinese culture, Buddhism, world peace and philanthropy for over 20 years by holding over 200 large-scale public talks in over 30 countries and regions.

Ever since 2010, Master Lu has been invited to give talks in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and San Francisco. He was also invited to speak at Harvard University and attend international peace conferences in places such as the United Nations, US Congress, and the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. Being awarded the title of Ambassador for World Peace on several occasions, Master Lu was invited by the President of the United Nations General Assembly to attend and speak at the “High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace” at UN headquarters. The forum was joined by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, UN President of General Assembly and other leaders from around the world. In both 2017 and 2018, Master Lu was invited to deliver keynote speeches at the Celebration of Vesak Day at UNESCO headquarters.

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A seminar hosted by Guan Yin Citta stuns the 7th “China Time” in Hamburg with Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings

A seminar hosted by Guan Yin Citta stuns the 7th “China Time” in Hamburg with Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings

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In the evening of August 31, 2018, with the opening remark made by the mayor of Hamburg and dazzling firework show lighting up the sky, the 7th “China Time” takes place in the beautiful harbor city of Hamburg, Germany. The “China Time” was initiated by the Hamburg Senate and has been organized every two years since 2006, aiming to enhance mutual friendship between China and Germany, deepen cooperation on culture, politics, education, and economy. With the motto of “Pulse of the City”, the 23-day event of this year covers all sorts of programs and activities, including exhibitions, workshops, concerts, lectures, readings, dramas, films, sports and food events.

At the invitation of Hamburg Municipal Government, Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Association of Germany participated in the workshop session and organized a Chinese-German bilingual free seminar at Gemeinschaftshaus Berne on September 1, 2018. Revolving the topic of “Practicing Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door leads to a healthy and happy life”, the 3-hour seminar explored the connection between Buddhist practice and healthy lifestyle, providing insights into some of the core concepts of Buddhism and Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings. Over 180 guests attended this seminar, including 60 western friends and some of the dignitaries such as local scholars and doctors, as well as the Princess Jacqueline von Schoenaich-Carolath -Schilden and her daughter. More than 40 Buddhist friends from Denmark, Munich, Nuremberg, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Leipzig, Hannover, Bremen, Kiel and Hamburg participated in the volunteer work.

The seminar was divided into four parts: introduction, Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu’s public talks, story sharing, and free vegetarian tasting. At 13:00pm, the seminar began with an astonishing clip introducing Master Jun Hong Lu’s worldwide Dharma propagation activities and great contributions to the world peace, providing guests insights into the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and its founder, Master Jun Hong Lu. Then the chairman of Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Association of Germany, Hong Cen Jin, thoroughly introduced the development of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door Buddhist practice centers in Hamburg, Berlin, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Leipzig, and Bonn.

In the third part of the seminar, attendees watched a clip of a public talk by Master Jun Hong Lu about “The reasons for going vegetarian”. In the clip, Master Jun Hong Lu said, “Being a vegetarian is a very compassionate act. It helps people refrain from killing, understand the unconditional compassion and empathy, invoke the notion of “integrality”. When a person committed to the vegetarian lifestyle, all the sentient beings can actually feel the power of compassion and mercy. Because of that, the person who disciplines himself or herself to go vegetarian can raise the positive energy level, which helps the person lower the risks of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer, improve digestive function. Additionally, the ancient sages also told us that choosing vegetarian is to choose health. It helps people attain compassion, increase wisdom, receive blessings, and be away from disasters. It also contributes to the earth protection and benefits future generations. ”

In the aspect of mind cultivation, Master Jun Hong Lu said, “We have been living like actors in the ups and down of our life, busily living a lifetime just for food and clothing. Maybe not until the day we are leaving this world, we may realize the ultimate nature of life is emptiness. Maybe not until the moment we are staying in hospital, we may believe that we have nothing at all. What we gained before is essentially not ours. Pathetically, we took a lifetime to pursue those unattainable objects, and sacrificed the time with our loved ones. Buddha ever said, “All things contrived are like dream, illusion, bubble, shadow, and as dewdrop or lightning. They should be regarded as such.” “We should develop a mind which does not abide in anything.” Buddha’s teachings told us to detach ourselves from these sensual attachments which will generate greed.” Master Jun Hong Lu’s talk deeply impressed everyone at present, bringing them an experience of spiritual sublimation.

After the public talk by Master Jun Hong Lu, the host then introduced the “Four Golden Buddhist Practices” to the guests, which include making vows, reciting Buddhist scriptures, performing life liberation, and learning Buddhism in Plain Terms, the series of books that crystallize the wisdom of Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings.

Then the seminar processed to the story sharing session. Three Buddhist friends with different backgrounds shared how their lives were changed by practicing Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. The first person speaking on stage was Ms. Li from Düsseldorf. She is a research scientist specialized in weapon design and engineering. In 2011, she was diagnosed with bowel cancer and suffered in great pain. It was at that time that she was introduced to Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and started the Buddhist practice. Master Jun Hong Lu’s teachings lighted up her hope and saved her life on the verge of death. Soon after survived cancer, another unfortunate event befell Ms. Li on April 11, 2012. She was hit by a car and injured badly in her spinal cord, where the fourth quarter of the lumbar vertebrae was broken. The doctor said that there may be sequelae after the operation, which would oppress the lumbar nerves and cause paralysis. At this critical moment, Master Jun Hong Lu mercifully helped her do the Totem reading and provided her specific number of Little Houses and fishes for liberation. After making great vow, performing recitations and life liberations according to Master Jun Hong Lu’s advice, Ms. Li was gradually recovered from the injury and could walk on her own with a cane. On September 27, 2013, when Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk took place at Frankfurt, she was honored to become one of Master Jun Hong Lu’s disciples.  After Master Jun Hong Lu blessed her, she was able to bend down her waist and fully recovered. During Ms. Li’s sharing, many guests and Buddhist friends were moved to tears and deeply touched by Master Jun Hong Lu’s great compassion and great mercy.

The second story was shared by Ms. Dezfuli, a doctor who has her own clinic in Hamburg, and with international work experience in Canada, United States, Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Three years ago, she suffered from severe spinal disease, staying in bed and unable to move. As a doctor, she tried out all kinds of treatments and received very little effect. It wasn’t until she met doctor Chen, a Buddhist practitioner in Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, who introduced Master Jun Hong Lu’s books to her, that her illness took a favorable turn. With the daily practice of chanting Buddhist scriptures, she found herself on the right track of recovery. Since then, she started to attend the group study at the Guan Yin Citta Practice Center in Hamburg every month with no absence. She said, “It’s interesting that even though I don’t know any Chinese word, I still feel comfortable in the environment with so many Chinese friends, and connected to the Guan Yin Bodhisattva. In 2017, after participating Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk in Paris, many positive changes have taken place in my life. I know that without practicing Buddhism, all these could not happen. I’m feeling more energetic and vital right now, even my family members and friends are saying so. As a doctor, I do believe that wise treatment brings real therapeutic effects, and work experience offers insight into the real cause behind diseases. But beyond that, some Buddhist approaches, especially the practice of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, undoubtedly provide methods to fill the gaps in contemporary medicine and successfully overcome some of the unsolvable problems and intractable diseases. I am so grateful to have such an amazing experience in my life.” The third sharing was from Ms. Cao, who started practicing Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door in mid-July 2015. During the three years’ practice, she successfully sold her restaurant and cured her daughter’s disease.

After the heartfelt story sharing, all the attendees watched an interesting Totem Reading clip from Master Jun Hong Lu’s past Public Talk and enjoyed delicious vegetarian meals together. There were over 45 kinds of exquisite cuisines with diversified flavors. The delicious, homemade desserts all made by volunteers and won praise from the guests. The seminar was a huge success, promoting core values of Buddhism and Master Jun Hong Lu’s teachings to more people. Looking forward to the next “China Time” two years later and bringing more diversified activities.  

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Dharma propagation led by Guan Yin Citta Taipei is featured during the Taipei International Vegetarian & Health Exhibition

Dharma propagation led by Guan Yin Citta Taipei is featured during the Taipei International Vegetarian & Health Exhibition

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From August 31 to September 3, 2018, a large scale Taipei International Vegetarian & Health Exhibition took place at Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1, which attracted over 400 exhibitors and thousands of people. It is the third year that Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door Practice Center in Taipei attended the exhibition, engaging in propagating the tenets of Buddhism and Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu’s teachings through public exhibitions and hosting seminars. As one of the prominent events to promote Vegetarianism, the Taipei International Vegetarian & Health Exhibition is an annual event encouraging growing vegetarian culture and sustainable living practices, providing sampling local produce and taste-testing vegan cuisine, cooking demonstrations, seminars, small business, and all sorts of activities to advocate Vegetarianism. It’s a social aggregate with a big collection of people, many of whom have good affinities for Buddhism.

As one of the exhibitors, Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door Practice Center at Taipei brought four core seminars presented from 4:00pm to 5:00pm every day in the afternoon. They were all free to public and open to everyone. These seminars included topics of transforming life through practicing Buddhism, ways to overcome predestined calamities in life when the last digit of your age ends with a 3, 6 or 9, practicing “Three Golden Buddhist Practices” to change fate, secrets to get control of your own destiny and change your fate. These topics were all from Master Jun Hong Lu’s books and Buddhist teachings, which shed light on life and touched the core concepts of Buddhism. Many visitors were attracted by these topics and joined the seminars with great interests. The meeting room was filled with crowd and reached to its full capacity every afternoon when the Guan Yin Citta seminar started. After video watching and detailed explanation of some of the key points, many attendees expressed their further interests in learning Guan Yin Citta and realized the importance of Buddhist practice. It is estimated that more than 100 people attended the seminar each day, and the total number of attendance is over 400.

In addition to the highlights of some of the Buddhist concepts in the seminar series, the Guan Yin Citta in Taipei also provided free consultation for people having life issues, giving them advices on applying the wisdom of Buddhism in life and instructions to start the daily practice. There was an average of over 100 people coming visit the Guan Yin Citta stand and requesting free Buddhist books each day. To better follow up these new Buddhist friends, a specially prepared group study will be launched one week after the Exhibition at the Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Taipei, giving them more systematic introduction of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door.

The 4-day Dharma propagation has successfully completed on September 3, 2018, spreading more goodness and Dharma seeds. With the shift happening around the globe, more and more people will be on the way of awakening and resort to Buddhist practice, finding the true self and the meaning of life.

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Propagation activities in Boston promote upcoming Public Talk by Master Jun Hong Lu in New York

Propagation activities in Boston promote upcoming Public Talk by Master Jun Hong Lu in New York

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From August 9 to 12, 2018, a group of 40 Buddhist practitioners from New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Vancouver, Toronto, Ann Arbor, Dublin, and Beijing gathered at the city center of Boston, launched series of Dharma propagation activities to promote Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talk in New York on October 14, 2018. The series of propagations achieved full success, with over 2000 flyers handed out and lots of free newspapers, Buddhist books, vegetarian cookbooks, DVDs, and free admission tickets of the Dharma Talk distributed.

The propagation activities in Boston once more witnessed the miracle of group effort and collective strength. Under the guidance of Master Jun Hong Lu’s teachings, practitioners were honestly practicing the core values of Buddhism with the right faith and right understanding. Although the weather in Boston was inclement, heavy rain falling all through the days, every practitioner lifted their spirits and walked through the streets of Chinese communities and neighborhoods, distributing flyers and books. Every night, all the Buddhist practitioners gathered together at a meeting room to learn Master Jun Hong Lu’s teachings from the books of Buddhism in Plain Terms and then they held heated discussions. The short 3-day gathering closely bonded all the practitioners together with the exchange of heartfelt practice experiences and the share of the great common aspiration of spreading the wisdom of Buddhism to more sentient beings.

On August 12, 2018, the propagation reached its climax. By setting up a booth in a heavy-traffic area in the center of Chinatown, large crowds were attracted, coming up to learn about the Guan Yin Citta and details of the Public Talk in New York. Surprisingly, some of them have already started the practice of reciting Buddhist scriptures. They expressed their wishes of having a Guan Yin Citta Chapter in Boston to practice together and provide spiritual support. One of the pedestrians said, “It’s so great to know that Master Jun Hong Lu will visit New York again. Six years ago, I and my family attended Master Lu’s Public Talk at Harvard University. It’s a wonderful experience and benefited me a lot in the aspects of work, family and health. I really hope Master Jun Hong Lu will visit Boston again in the near future. ” The overwhelming response from the local Chinese community surprised every brother, inspiring them to work even harder in the propagation. To better service the local Buddhist friends, the Boston practice group even provided free round trip shuttle buses between Boston and New York for all the friends who want to join the event. It’s quite gratifying that at the end of the propagation, quite a number of people registered and reserved the seats of the bus.

Master Jun Hong Lu has ever said in the Dharma Talk of Brisbane 2018 that “As a Buddhist practitioner bravely riding the wind and waves on the sea of life to transmit Dharma, it’s crucial to bear the loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity in mind.” This extraordinary campaign in Boston does exemplify the teachings of Master Jun Hong Lu and transmit the core values of Buddhism. Wish the coming New York Dharma Talk a huge success and deliver more sentient beings!

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Charity led by Master Jun Hong Lu propagates Buddhism at the 38th Annual Lotus Festival in Los Angeles

Charity led by Master Jun Hong Lu propagates Buddhism at the 38th Annual Lotus Festival in Los Angeles

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Hot summer time in Los Angeles has never been boring with the abundance of festivals and events. One of the special activities is the annual Lotus Festival taking place in July, timed for the blooming of the lotus flowers. On July 14, 2018, the 38th Annual Lotus Festival kicked off with an opening ceremony at Echo Park Lake where is surrounded by local Asian communities and bustling city life. The 2-day festival is organized by the city of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, aiming to promote awareness of the contributions by Asian Americans to L.A. The theme of this year is “Honoring the Chinese community”. As one of the most influential nonprofit local organizations, Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door Buddhist Association of Los Angeles attended this festival and brought spotlight to Buddhism.

The lotus flower has always been the symbol of divine and the representative of the purity of mind in Buddhism. On the day of opening, the lotus beds in the park were in full bloom, which it is said are the largest lotus beds in the United States and have existed as early as 1891, long before the park was built in 1920s. Like the lotus flowers blooming most beautifully from the deepest and thickest mud, Buddhist practitioners have to go through difficult times and then rise again with compassion and wisdom. In one of Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu’s books, Words of Wisdom Volume 1, he mentioned, “We need to rid ourselves of the defilement within us to regain our inherent Buddha-nature. We need to let go of everything to transcend this world and to help all sentient beings become enlightened and be free from suffering. Only when we attain a high level of spirituality can we be liberated from the cycle of rebirth.” This is exactly the lotus flower spirit of “Live in the silt but not imbrued”, a noble quality which every Buddhist practitioner should cultivate and possess as a goal. In this sense, starting a Dharma propagation activity in such a place full of blooming lotus flowers really accords with the flower’s symbolic meaning in Buddhism.

In spite of the hot weather, over 20 volunteers from Guan Yin Citta Los Angeles Chapter joined this event and meticulously prepared many kinds of delicious food for the visitors to taste, including salad, fried vegetable, dumplings, sticky rice balls, fruit cakes, red bean porridge, etc. All the volunteers dressed up bright red polo T-shirt and demonstrated their vitality. Some of them walked around to hand out flyers with big smiles on their faces. A simple greeting or by asking “Enjoying the festival?” made many visitors feel warm and walk into the booth with the engagement of learning more details about the Guan Yin Citta and Master Jun Hong Lu. The volunteers offered these visitors an opportunity to rest, reinvigorate themselves with the free vegetarian food and water. Many visitors walked away with the free books and expressed their interests in the coming Dharma Talk by Master Jun Hong Lu in Los Angeles on October 4, 2018. It is like the spring rain moistens everything silently, spreading Buddhism lies in every subtle good attention and ways to put them into actions.

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Relocation Celebration and Blessing Ceremony for Guan Yin Citta New Zealand Chapter

Relocation Celebration and Blessing Ceremony for Guan Yin Citta New Zealand Chapter

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On July 7, 2018, a grand relocation ceremony of Guan Yin Citta New Zealand Chapter was held at Geenlane, Auckland. The new home marked a milestone for Guan Yin Citta New Zealand Chapter in terms of its growth and development since its opening in November, 2016.

Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu, the founder of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and Chairman of both the World’s Parliament of Religions Foundation and the Australia Oriental Media Buddhist Charity Association, was invited to attend the celebration and blessed the Bodhisattva Figures at the brand new Guan Yin Hall. It was a landmark event for Buddhist practitioners from New Zealand and around the world.

After the Blessing Ceremony, Master Jun Hong Lu delivered an inspiring speech to the crowd at Guan Yin Hall. He said, “While living in this world, it’s crucial to liberate the mind. The blessing performed today is to turn the Guan Yin Hall into a holy place and provide it as a home to everyone. It is a practice center equivalent to those existed at the time of the Buddha. It’s also a Pure Land rooted in everyone’s heart. If you are feeling unhappy, miserable, or having difficulties in life, Guan Yin Hall is your retreat. You can stay here reading the Buddhist scriptures or sincerely praying for the blessings from Bodhisattva. Where the Bodhisattva resides is where wisdom exists and bad affinities dissolve. That’s why no matter what happens, we need to seek refuge in the Buddha and Bodhisattva for the blessings and protection. Although many people go through their life by acting smart and cunning, ultimately they become the victims of their own cleverness. Only relying on the blessings and power from Buddha and Bodhisattva can our fate be changed. ”

In the afternoon, a grand “World Buddhist Friends Meeting” was held with attendees around 1000 from New Zealand and other places of the world. During the meeting, Master Jun Hong Lu provided answers for over 30 questions related to Buddhist practice. Some Buddhist friends from New Zealand shared their life changing stories by practicing Recitations, Life Liberation and Making Vows. One of the friends luckily avoided car accident, and the other one recovered from cancer and created a medical miracle. The gathering is such a huge success that a broad and calming shade of Dharma joy permeated the whole place.  

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Paris is buzzing as the grand New Year Carnival Parade gets into full swing, Guan Yin Citta Paris

Paris is buzzing as the grand New Year Carnival Parade gets into full swing, Guan Yin Citta Paris

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On February 25, 2018, a grand New Year Carnival Parade took off from the 44 Avenue d’Ivry and ended on the Boulevard Masséna at the Chinese quarter in the 13th arrondissement, Paris. As one of the oldest parades in the Paris, it has been held in the Chinese quarter for over 30 years. And it is one of the most exciting festive events to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The estimated number of participants in this event is over 100,000, far surpassing crowd expectations.

The Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Association of Paris was also invited to participate in the parade. Volunteers from Guan Yin Citta carefully decorated the float vehicle and it attracted many people’s attention. Attached on both sides of the vehicle were the big banners with the words of the introductions of Master Jun Hong Lu and Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. Some Buddhist friends and their kids were holding lotus flowers and handwritten signs with words “LOVE, COMPASSION, JOY, EQUANIMITY” to transmit the Buddhism concepts to the public. The festive atmosphere permeated everywhere.

From the moment the parade began, the event booth of Guan Yin Citta has turned into a crowd magnet. It’s noisy and with constant buzz. Many people were drawn in by the books published by Master Jun Hong Lu, which were all distributed for free on site. One of the gems among these books is the series of Buddhism in Plain Terms. Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu goes into further details and expounds the Buddha’s teachings in a context which a contemporary reader can relate to. He uses vivid examples in daily life to create the bond between the readers and Dharma, helping readers understand the world from Buddhist perspectives. All these books cater to the readers with varied interests, aspirations and tastes. The subjects of these books range from health, fengshui, marriage and relationships, to Buddhist philosophy.

In spite of the cold weather, volunteers from Guan Yin Citta upheld the spirit of self-giving and spread positive energy to the public. They prepared delicious vegetarian snacks and gifts for everyone coming over to the booth. Nearly 100 volunteers attended this grand event in Paris. They are grateful to Guan Yin Budhisattva for having such an amazing opportunity to broadly form good affinities with so many people.

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Dharma Propagation Activities in Hawaii, Chicago, Seattle

Dharma Propagation Activities in Hawaii, Chicago, Seattle

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FIRST STOP:   HAWAII

Hawaii is the 50th state of U.S., an isolated volcanic archipelago in the Central Pacific. Its islands are renowned for their rugged landscapes of cliffs, waterfalls, tropical foliage and colorful beaches. According to the 2010 US Census, over 1/3 of Hawaii’s population is Asian, most of them with Chinese ancestry. This made Hawaii a perfect place to begin the Buddhism Propagation in the spring of 2018.

From April 2nd through April 10th of 2018, over 40 Buddhist practitioners from New York, Pennsylvania, California, Arizona, and Vancouver joined at this beautiful location to propagate Buddhism. Their intention of “sow lotus seeds” at Hawaii is an act of transmitting love and peace. During the short stay in Hawaii, volunteers spent their time on the streets, handing out flyers and newspapers with the hope that more fellows could take on the path of practicing Buddhism. In addition, this group of volunteers attempted to spread out the message about Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu’s coming Dharma Talks in US to more people. The two free admission Dharma Talks will be held at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles on October 7, 2018, and Madison Square Garden in Manhattan New York on October 14, 2018.

SECOND STOP:  CHICAGO

After a short break, a new round of propagation started from April 25th through May 1st of 2018. More Buddhist practitioners from Alabama, Washington, Maryland, Texas, and Michigan joined this volunteer group at Chicago. The city of Chicago has been known by many nicknames, but it is most widely recognized as the “Windy City.” Despite this year’s spring was not feeling much like spring during these times with the chilly gusts, Buddhist practitioners were still enthusiastic and continued with “sow lotus seeds” volunteer works regardless of the chills. On the last two days of this journey, Buddhist practitioners made various flavors of mochi, sweet deserts, and snacks as gratitude in return to the community.

THIRD STOP:  SEATTLE

Seattle, the last stop of this journey, brought all the Buddhist practitioners together from May 4th to May 8th, 2018. Although not every “lotus seed” sown by Buddhist practitioners will “grow” along this journey, every location will eventually bring new Buddhist practitioners based on the efforts volunteers put into. Every volunteer was practicing Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu’s teachings that “remain steadfast in cultivating without expecting anything in return.”

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2018 Event Highlights, Guan Yin Citta Frankfurt Germany

2018 Event Highlights, Guan Yin Citta Frankfurt Germany

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EVENT 1   Thursday, Feb 15th, 2018

2018 Chinese New Year Celebration at Guan Yin Citta Buddhism Practice Frankfurt Chapter

The Spring Festival, also known as Chinese New Year, is one of the most important traditional holidays in China from ancient times to the present. It is celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunar Chinese calendar in which winter is over and spring is coming, and everything starts all over again. It’s a holiday worth celebrating and it also brings joy to the world. Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu has shown us, in metaphysics, the Spring Festival is a very important day. By offering the First Incense to Guan Yin Bodhisattva on the Chinese New Year eve will bring more peace and good luck for that year.

Although German Buddhist practitioners are far away from the native land, they are not alone. The German Association of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door specially arranged the veggie dumpling making in the afternoon on February 15th at Guan Yin Hall; a vegetarian dinner gathering at 6 pm, and the offering First Incense from midnight to 2 a.m. in the morning.

Around 300 Buddhist practitioners gathered together with compassion and gratitude to pray for the health of their families. On that day, a lot of Buddhist practitioners came with their family members. All the attendees were very happy. After everyone offered the First Incense, each attendee had a chance of drawing a number, according to the number order they are able to offer incense for themselves and their family members.

EVENT 2  Sunday, Mar 4th, 2018

Dharma and Health Thematic Studies with Vegetarian Function

Dozens of local Buddhist practitioners enjoyed a very delicious vegetarian lunch together, and then began the Dharma and health thematic study. First, Buddhist practitioners watched the exciting video of Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhism propagation and the 2018 Sydney Dharma Public Talk on health and precautions. Then, Buddhist practitioners listened to the remarkable radio lecture of Master Lu’s Dharma in plain terms: Dharma and Health – Seven Regimens of Health Care. Finally, three Buddhist practitioners gave their wonderful and touching speeches on the trip to Sydney Dharma Public Talk. The Buddhist practitioners were deeply grateful to their greatest and most compassionate teacher, Master Jun Hong Lu, whom, like their father, regarded them as the most loving children and finally went home to see him. Selfless Master Jun Hong Lu would travel long distance to Europe see these Buddhist practitioners. He endured too much and had given up his own time just to bless these Buddhist practitioners. Buddhist practitioners stated that they would attend Master Lu’s Dharma Public Talk more often if they ever have more opportunities. Furthermore, they truly cherish Master Jun Hong Lu and Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door as well as their affiliation with Buddha.

EVENT 3  Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Performing fish liberation for Master Jun Hong Lu on Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Birthday

Buddhist practitioners from Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door are very grateful to Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu for his dedication to the propagation of Buddhism. As a father figure, he not only helps many Buddhist friends alleviate from physical and mental suffering, but also provides advice on everyone’s daily life issues. It’s a great blessing for all the Buddhist practitioners to have such a powerful and compassionate mentor in their lives.

On the Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s birthday, dozens of German Buddhist practitioners performed fish liberations for Master Jun Hong Lu to thank for his contributions in promoting Buddhism. They sincerely prayed to Guan Yin Bodhisattva for Master Jun Hong Lu that he could stay healthy with longevity. The Dharma propagation could be smooth sailing around the world. There will be more people on the path of practicing Buddhism.

Performing life liberation is good way to accumulate tremendous virtues. It takes three forms of “giving,” including the giving of materials, the giving of Dharma, and the giving of fearlessness. The virtues accumulated are immeasurable.

By the river, many Buddhist practitioners saw the iridescent clouds and the light illuminated by Buddha. Master Lu is regarded as the primus inter pares with compassion and benevolence in contributing to the society.

EVENT 4  Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Group Study of Buddhism in Plain Terms written by Master Jun Hong Lu at Guan Yin Citta Frankfurt Chapter.

The series of books of Buddhism in plain terms are considered the fourth Golden Gem in Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu explains the profound Buddhist philosophy in simple words with vivid examples from daily life, which help readers comprehend the high-level Buddhist theories without difficulties. Master Jun Hong Lu uses an appropriate mix of diversified approaches in the teaching to guide people down a true path to awakening, alleviating from suffering and gaining happiness with the ultimate relief.

On May 1st, 2018, over 50 Buddhist practitioners from Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart attended the group study of Buddhism in plain terms. Many Buddhist practitioners felt the Buddha’s energy illuminated on their body while reading the Buddhism in plain terms. However, the comprehension of the book is depending on everyone’s foundation.

Outline:

  1. Reciting Buddhist scriptures
  2. Listen to radio broadcast of the vernacular Dharma by Master Lu.
  3. Read a vernacular Dharma as a group.
  4. Every Buddhist practitioner reads a vernacular Dharma, and share the important and beneficial sentences in this paragraph.
  5. Take note of the important sentences.
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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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Free Vegetarian Food Tasting Event in Flushing, New York to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival 2018

Free Vegetarian Food Tasting Event in Flushing, New York to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival 2018

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Last Saturday, June 16th, 2018, a large scale Free Vegetarian Event was held successfully at Flushing, New York to celebrate the coming Dragon Boat Festival 2018. The event was hosted by Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door Buddhist Association New York Chapter. Around 1000 people attended this event and spent a wonderful time with the amazing vegetarian food and videos from Master Jun Hong Lu‘s Dharma Talk and Totem Inquiry.

Every year, on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional Chinese calendar, people celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival with elaborated decorated vessels, delicious glutinous rice dumplings wrapped in reed leaves and offerings. This is also a perfect time for Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door New York Chapter to propagate Buddhism and transmit love and compassion to more people. The event is also a great give back to the Flushing Chinese Community for its consistent support of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door New York Chapter. 

During the event, all the attendees watched the real case Totem Inquiries from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talk. These video clips clearly showed how one’s own deeds bring one’s own results. Every action comes up with a consequence. In the videos, Master Jun Hong Lu told us, to avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse our mind, is the right way to perform cultivation. The free distribution center was crowded with tons of people seeking advice on the solutions of their issues by performing Buddhist practice. They were eager to learn more about the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and the teachings from Master Jun Hong Lu. All the Buddhism books and DVDs were distributed for free. In the main hall,  dozens of Buddhist children performed recitations of Heart Suture on stage to all the guests. 

Volunteers from Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door New York Chapter exquisitely prepared a wide variety of vegetarian food for this event. There were hundreds of dazzling vegetarian foods on the table. The enthusiasm and good service are highly praised and appreciated. Additionally, vegetarian teaching video was arranged, with the hope that there will be more people enjoying vegetarian food and being able to learn to make healthy and delicious vegetarian food in the future.

At the end, in the late afternoon, many people spotted the gigantic iridescent, multi-hued clouds in the sky. They were so beautiful that left many people awed and thrilled. It’s a clear indication that Guan Yin Bodhisvatta was blessing everyone in the event. Wish more sentient beings receive the grace from Guan Yin bodhisattva, and there will be more people on the path of awakening and enlightenment.

Upcoming event in New York: 

Master Junhong Lu will visit New York on October 14th 2018 to hold the Dharma Talk at the Madison Square Garden Manhattan NY. If you want to get the free invitation ticket and involve in the drawing number for a face to face opportunity with Master Jun Hong Lu, and a chance to ask for the guidance in your life. Please feel free to contact the Guan Yin Citta New York Chapter. The telephone number is 917-397-0123, 917-397-6881.

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