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Free Vegetarian Event at Boxhill Town Hall Melbourne to commemorate Mid-Autumn Festival 2019

Free Vegetarian Event at Boxhill Town Hall Melbourne to commemorate Mid-Autumn Festival 2019

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The Mid-Autumn Festival, which is also widely known as the Moon Festival, is one of the essential traditional festivals in China that people celebrate for thanksgiving at the end of the autumn harvest. It is also a time for families and friends to come together for a family reunion.

In commemoration of the Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 and the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, a large scale vegetarian charity event was held on the 29th September 2019, at the Boxhill Town Hall Melbourne, jointed Sponsored and organized by  the World Cultural Exchange Association Melbourne Branch and the World Chinese Diabetes International.

The purpose of holding such a large-scale vegetarian event is to promote an awareness of being compassionate as taught by Master Jun Hong Lu, the Chairman of the Australia Oriental Media Buddhist Charity Association, President of 2OR Australia Oriental Radio and the Australian Chinese Buddhist Research Centre (ACBRC). The event also provides an excellent opportunity to increase people’s knowledge and understanding of traditional Chinese culture.

The event was off to a good start with guests started arriving as early as 3:00 pm, and by about 4:00 pm the hall was already filled with people. More than 1,000 people have turned up for the event. Among the distinguished guests present on that day was the Councillor for Monash City for Mount Waverley Ward – Cr. MT Pang Tsoi, President of the Whitehorse Chinese Association – Mr Da Renqing, Secretary-General of the Melbourne Sichuan Association – Ms Sandy Feng and many friends from the various overseas Chinese groups and associations.

The Masters of Ceremony for the event welcomed the attendees at 4:50 pm and provided a brief introduction of the event followed by the welcome speech by Mr. Ding who is the Head of the World Cultural Exchange Association Melbourne Branch. Mr Ding had provided a brief introduction of the significance of the celebration of the Mid-autumn Festival and the activities undertaken by the World Cultural Exchange Association to share the traditional Chinese culture and its role in spreading the traditional Chinese culture to the community in Australia. He had also thanked the performers and volunteers who had selflessly contributed to make this event an enjoyable evening for the attendees.

The Master of Ceremony had then invited one of the distinguished guest, the Councillor for Monash City for Mount Waverley Ward, Cr. MT Pang Tsoi to address the crowd. Cr. MT Pang Tsoi gave special thanks to the organizers for their selfless contribution in promoting the Chinese culture and promoting charitable activities like organizing the free vegetarian events in his speech.

The attendees were then treated with a wide variety of cultural performances which were the beginning of a night to remember. Below was the list of the programs on show at the event that night:-

The performance has garnered high applause and compliments from the attendees.

Apart from the entertaining performances, another key highlight of the event is the delicious vegetarian food that was served. The volunteers from Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door Melbourne branch had prepared a wide variety of delicious dishes for the guests to taste. The food was served while they were enjoying the cultural performances. These yummy vegetarian cuisines earned high praise from the attendees and made them aware that vegetarian food can indeed provide a compassionate meatless alternative to meals without the need to inflict pain and suffering to animals.

After the performances had ended, the performers gathered around the stage for the group photo sessions with the other performers and the organizers of the event. Lucky draws were then given out to the lucky winners at the end of the event. The event was concluded around 6:40 pm, and we have got fantastic feedback from the attendees. One of the first time attendee Hue from Vietnam who brought along her family members to attend the Vegetarian Carnival event had described the event as “truly amazing”. Most of them were very thankful and pleased with the superior standard of performances and the great quality and wide varieties of the vegetarian food served during the event. It is an event that not only provided entertainment to the attendees but also satisfied their taste buds.

Some of them also took the opportunity to understand more about Buddhism and took home some complimentary books, CDs and DVDs by Master Jun Hong Lu that were on display at the back of the event hall. Some guests have even expressed their interest to come to attend Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk which will be held on the 8th December 2019 at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre. Hopefully, more beings will be able to gain a better understanding of the traditional Chinese culture, start adopting the compassionate vegetarian diet as well as start learning about the Buddhism way of life to improve and change their lives. This event was indeed a great success in all of its measures.

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With a grand blessing ceremony and free vegetarian event, a new Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center opens in Prato, Italy

With a grand blessing ceremony and free vegetarian event, a new Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center opens in Prato, Italy

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On September 22, 2019, Buddhist friends in Prato, Italy have a brand-new place to call their spiritual home. The Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center marked its official opening with a formal Blessing Ceremony and Free Vegetarian Event on the beautiful Sunday. Over 2000 people attended this gathering and expressed their gratitude towards Guan Yin Bodhisattva and Master Jun Hong Lu, the founder of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door.

The fully renovated Buddhist practice center is an integrated multi-services place providing comprehensive Buddhist chanting, learning and wellness to area residents. The grand opening marked the culmination of a years-long Dharma propagation process. Since Master Jun Hong Lu visited Milan and held a large-scale free Dharma Talk in 2017, Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door has been vastly spreading across Italy. Many people have benefited from the practice and successfully overcome their life difficulties by following Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings.

The day before the official opening, hundreds of volunteers from Italy and other areas of Europe had started the opening preparation.  A well-planned volunteer meeting was conducted and discussed all the “to do” activities for the event. The meeting also helped chart out a realistic schedule and timeline for accomplishing the goals. To make sure there is plenty of food during the vegetarian event after the blessing ceremony, many volunteers had started cooking and preparing for the big lunch in the next day. Many of them didn’t sleep and worked all night.

On the day of opening, many Buddhist friends had arrived at the venue as early as 6:00am in the morning. They started to retrieve admission tickets at 7:00 and stood a line outside the main hall. At 9:00am, attendees were allowed to enter and to make incense offerings to Buddhas. One hour later at 10: 00am sharp, the blessing ceremony officially started. The crowds all solemnly stood with both of their hands joined to chant Buddhist scriptures, including Great Compassion Mantra, Heart Sutra, the Holy Names of all the Buddhas on the altar. After the ceremony, the gloomy weather changed into sunrise and turned warm. Everyone felt the immense rays of Buddha’s light immerse themselves in the warmness and blessings. They gratefully thank Guan Yin Bodhisattva for his great compassion and great mercy.

After free vegetarian lunch, the “Buddhist Friends Meeting” started at 12:00pm. The featured sessions include the introduction of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, related activities organized before, Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talk for this specific opening event, story sharing by Buddhist friends who overcame life difficulties through practicing Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. At the end of the meeting, several volunteers performed chanting Great Compassion Mantra and received extended applause from the audience.

The Prato Buddhist practice center now opens to the public from Monday to Sunday year around. Welcome to the practice center to pray and to make incense offerings to Buddhas. To better help people learn the essence of Buddhism, diverse activities will be arranged in the near future, including free vegetarian tasting event, children’s Dharma Class, life liberations, etc. The volunteers in Prato center will continue to make efforts to spread the core values of Buddhism and help more people alleviate suffering.  

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Guan Yin Citta Seattle holds its first grand free vegetarian event and makes a hit

Guan Yin Citta Seattle holds its first grand free vegetarian event and makes a hit

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On Sunday, August 18, 2019, a grand free vegetarian food tasting event took place at the Hall of Seattle Chong Wa Benevolent Association. It is organized by Guan Yin Citta Seattle to promote Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings and vegetarian lifestyle. More than 350 people attended this gathering and spent a memorable day. They tasted delicious food, enjoyed marvelous performances, and most importantly, experienced the power of Buddhism. This is also the first time that Guan Yin Citta Seattle holds such a big event since its opening in April 2019. The huge success of the event cannot happen without the help of over 100 dedicated volunteers from US and Canada, who worked so hard together, blessing the event with food, goodies, and a lot of unconditional love.

Guan Yin Citta Seattle is Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door’s 16th Buddhist Practice Center established in North America. It is a pure land where Buddhist friends can pray, communicate, and cleanse the mind of defilements. As a registered non-profit organization, Guan Yin Citta Seattle is committed to promoting core values of Buddhism and Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings which center on eliminating karmic debts and accumulating merits and virtues. Through practicing reciting Buddhist scriptures, making vows, performing life liberations, tens of thousands of people around the world have benefitted from Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and overcome life difficulties. Guan Yin Citta Seattle will, as always, continue to work with the local communities to spread love and compassion to more sentient beings.

Since this is the first time Guan Yin Citta Seattle holds such a big event, a series of promotion activities had started two months ahead. Meanwhile, out-of-state volunteers from New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Vancouver, Ottawa, New Mexico worked together with local volunteers purchasing cooking ingredients, making flower baskets, preparing the venue, and picking up Buddhist friends at the airport. Everyone devoted their time, talent, and energy to help create a wonderful event to shed light into attendees’ lives.

On the day of the event, the venue was fully packed, with attendees mostly ranging the ages above 50 years old. The event comprised a free vegetarian buffet, performances, and video clips watching from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Totem Inquiries and Dharma Talks. The attendees were totally absorbed in the astonishing video clips. And many of them were blown away by the extraordinary power of Master Jun Hong Lu and unbelievable truths revealed in the Totem Inquiries. Master Jun Hong Lu has ever said, “Performing totem reading is just an approach to reveal the Law of Cause and Effect, to let you know everything happens for a reason. It is not an entertainment to increase your ignorance.” During the performances, the crowd had a great time, singing out the lyrics with the volunteers, and taking part in reciting Great Compassion Mantra with joining both of their hands together. They also actively participated in the Q&A session, answering questions about the common problems during Buddhist practice. Some of them even luckily drew the prize of insulated bottles and other exquisite gifts. Another highlight of the event is the free vegetarian buffet. The foods were unbelievably tasty and packed with nutrients and overflowing love. They were all meticulously prepared by volunteers from Guan Yin Citta and served for free. These delicious foods definitely impressed the attendees and changed their mind towards vegetarian diet.

After the event, many of the attendees said that they felt so lucky to have joined such an amazing event to learn so much informative knowledge. They also expressed their appeal to visit the Buddhist practice center. And they look forward to the next gathering in the near future.

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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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Free Vegetarian Carnival at Preston City Hall 2019 to commemorate Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Day

Free Vegetarian Carnival at Preston City Hall 2019 to commemorate Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Day

Volunteers of the Australian Chinese Buddhist Association Melbourne Branch had started gathering around the Preston City Hall even before 8:30 am on a beautiful Sunday morning of the 21st July 2019. These volunteers were there for a reason, that is to transform the Preston City Hall into an amazing place with a memorable experience for the guests who were attending the Free Vegetarian Carnival in commemoration of the Guan Yin Bodhisatva’s Enlightenment Day. The Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Day is one of the three important dates apart from the Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Birthday and Renunciation Day that Buddhists from all over the world celebrate.  These days are very auspicious as there are powerful positive energy fields present during these days.

Under the leadership of Master Jun Hong Lu, who is the Chairman of the Australia Oriental Media Buddhist Charity Association (AOMB), this large scale Free Vegetarian Event at Preston City Hall was organised to honour the sacrifice and unconditional spirit of compassion of the Great and Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva for all sentient beings. Master Jun Hong Lu who is also the founder of the Buddhist practice, Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, with 10 million followers around the world have been working tirelessly to propagate Buddhism as well as to advocate for the development of the Vegetarian lifestyle, environmental protection and world peace.

The early birds have started arriving at the venue as early as 10:15 am. The total guests coming to this Free Vegetarian Carnival event was estimated to be about 500 people, which was much higher compared to last year’s attendance.

The Master of Ceremony for the event welcomed the attendees at 11:15 am and was followed by a short speech and introduction made by Sam Ding who is the Head of the Australian Chinese Buddhist Association Melbourne Branch. He had also briefly outlined what was in store for the attendees for the rest of the day. This was followed by the video about Guan Yin Bodhisattva (The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra).
The next program on the agenda was the testimonial sharing by Ms Yuechang Chen. Ms Chen had shared on how his son had managed to get the full scholarship from a well-sought after private high school in Melbourne after diligently practising the three Golden Practices of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, that is, Reciting Buddhist sutras, Performing Life Liberation and Making a Vow.

The guests were then entertained by the choir performance by the ACBRC Youth Group before another testimony shared by Ms Weng. It was indeed eye-opening for the guests to learn about the miracles that are happening to the followers of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door practitioners and how through the diligent cultivation and following the three Golden Practices of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door can lead to life transforming miracles.

Next, Ms Jin had shared some brief insights about Buddhism, the law of Karma (cause and effect) and how by cultivating compassion and wisdom practitioners can overcome major challenges, recover from major illnesses that the western medical has no known cause nor cure. This was followed by the video introduction of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and Master Jun Hong Lu before the guests break for lunch.

The main focal point for this event was the comprehensive assortment of delicious vegetarian dishes that were served on that day. These appetizing vegetarian dishes were mostly diligently prepared and contributed by the volunteers. There were more than 100 different types of vegetarian dishes offered on that auspicious day. After savoring the food, many attendees were impressed with the creativity, high nutritional value and most importantly, the great tasting and flavoursome vegetarian dishes that were served on that day.

While the vegetarian dishes were being served to the guests, videos of Master Jun Hong Lu’s totem enquiries were played at the background. The guests were fascinated by Master Jun Hong Lu’s ability to tell one’s past, present and future through Totem inquiry. After watching the videos, many people came to realise the importance of the law of Karma and how the application of this universal law can explain many events that happened in our lives.

While lunch was served, we had the chance to speak to one of the staff of the City of Darebin who was helping with the setup of the venue, Ms Shirley from Fiji. She was truly amazed at the teamwork and selfless contribution of the volunteers to make the event running smoothly. She was asking how much was the cost to attend this event but was truly surprised to find out that this vegetarian event was offered free to the public in the spirit of compassion. This event had triggered her to want to incorporate more vegetarian dishes into her daily life, and she was interested in getting hold of more recipes on how great tasting vegetarian dishes can be prepared.

During the break, we had also managed to chat with some of the guests who came from many different countries like Alonso who was from Mexico, Desiree who came from South Africa, Finn (Ireland), Kristen and Goh (Malaysia) and Lakshmi (India). All of them had given very positive feedback about the event. Many guests also took the opportunity to enquire more about Buddhism and the practices of the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door at the information booths that were setup at the back of the hall.

The Free Vegetarian Carnival event at the Preston City Hall came to an end at around 2:30 pm. There were smiles on everyone’s faces as all of them were satisfied with the healthy and nutritious food as well as the programs that had been planned for that day. Most people who were present that day also brought home something that will stay on with them, that is, the new knowledge gained from the learning and sharing of Buddhism practices. Hopefully, many of them will continue to acquire and seek a deeper understanding of Buddhism and use this knowledge to transform their lives for the better.

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Grand Free Vegetarian Tasting Event in Paris promotes Master Jun Hong Lu’s upcoming Dharma Talk in Europe

Grand Free Vegetarian Tasting Event in Paris promotes Master Jun Hong Lu’s upcoming Dharma Talk in Europe

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On July 7, 2019, a large scale free vegetarian tasting event took place at Lune de Miel restaurant in Belleville neighborhood of Paris, France. Almost 1000 people attended the event and spent a memorable day to share food, good company and entertainment. This is a free event, run by Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Association of Paris dedicated to promoting core values of Buddhism and traditional Chinese culture. It is also a good opportunity to promote the upcoming Dharma Talks by Master Jun Hong Lu in Paris and Amsterdam in September 2019. As a world-renowned Buddhist teacher, Master Jung Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings have helped tens of thousands of people connect with Buddhist wisdom and overcome life’s difficult challenges.

Over the past years, Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Association of Paris has been committed to seeking ways to apply the insights from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings to situations of social, health, injustice and help people alleviate from suffering. The non-profit organization is closely connected to the local communities and has organized diverse activities, such as free Dharma class for kids, free vegetarian events to spread Buddhism and the essence of traditional Chinese culture. As the founder of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu has been dedicated to promoting world peace and presented with various awards and honors by the international community. During the past few years, Master Jun Hong Lu has been invited multiple times as a keynote speaker for the Commemoration of the United Nations Vesk Day, which was held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.

The grand free vegetarian event consists of several sessions, including inspiring speech video by Master Jun Hong Lu , educational Totem Inquiry Cases, delicious vegetarian meals, testimonies from Buddhist friends, and amazing performances by Buddhist kids from Guan Yin Citta reciting Great Compassion Mantra. Although many of the attendees joined the event for the first time, they came with no idea of what they were getting into and left committed to a whole foods plant-based diet and new perspective of living a Buddhist life. They not only discovered the advantages of vegetarian food, but also learned the benefits of Buddhist practice, which can navigate one’s life goes smoother. At the end, many attendees consulted volunteers about the practice and require the tickets for the Dharma Talk in September 2019. One of the attendees said, “I really look forward to the conference every two years, knowing that I will be able to reach out to wonderful people and that I will leave feeling inspired by the outstanding speech by Master Jun Hong Lu. It will definitely be the highlight of my year. ”

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Free Vegetarian Event in Cambodian Guan Yin Citta Practising Center

Free Vegetarian Event in Cambodian Guan Yin Citta Practising Center

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The Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Cambodia is located at its capital city of Phnom Penh. The center has provided a spiritual home for the people of Cambodia, and consists of predominantly believers of Buddhism to find out their inner strength and true self with the purification of minds through the systematic Buddhist practices of the Guanyin Citta Dharma Door. As the founder of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu has devoted himself fully in transforming people’s lives and to carry out Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s mission to help people alleviate from suffering. Through his radio programs at 2OR Australia Oriental Radio (2OR) and books, he advocates “to ceasing from evil, to do only good, and to purify the mind”. His inspiring teachings and earnest practice have won him many awards, accolades and respect from Buddhist practitioners around the world.

Although the Guanyin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Cambodia has not been established for a very long time, with the guidance of the world-renowned Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu, Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice in Cambodia has held a successful Life Liberation and Free Vegetarian Tasting Event in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh.

Before the event, many volunteers have worked diligently to prepare for the upcoming Life Liberation and Vegetarian event. As with the saying, “Many hands make light work”, the spirit of unity and collaboration of many volunteers have resulted in the smooth planning and flowing of the actual event. During the preparation, it can be seen that all the volunteers were very happy and joyful in carrying out their tasks and this has translated into an event which was filled with an atmosphere that was full of love and compassion.

It was a beautiful morning with a clear blue sky, and many people have gathered at the pier before they set out to complete this noble activity of Life Liberation. The Life Liberation, which is one of the “Three Golden Practices” of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, is to release animals, especially those that are destined to be slaughtered. There are also immeasurable merits that can be derived from the practice of life liberation as it prevents pain and suffering from being inflicted on the animals as well as promotes generosity and compassion within us. Although it may be difficult for non-believers to fathom, there were countless documented benefits of life liberation to the people who performed the kind act ranging from attaining longevity and health, resolving interpersonal conflicts, being free from violence or disasters to fulfilling the wishes of the people who performed the life liberation. Many fish were released on that day, and it can be seen that the fish were jumping with joy and gratitude as they embraced their newfound freedom.

Another highlight followed the life liberation event for the day was a free vegetarian event. This free vegetarian event was attended by hundreds of people from all walks of life. There were many delicious and mouth watering vegetarian dishes that were prepared by the volunteers.

Before the start of the free vegetarian event, the guests were warmly welcomed by the host. There were other programs throughout the event which included the sharing of the benefits of adopting a full vegetarian diet into our daily lives as well as sharing of testimonials by the practitioners of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door.

The guests were immersed in an emotional roller coaster when some of the practitioners have shared about the challenges and adversities that they were facing before they found Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. They talked about how their lives have been transformed through the diligent application of the “Three Golden Practices” of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, that is, reciting Buddhist sutras, practicing life liberation and making vows, that. Buddhist books and materials were handed out thoughout the event, and many people have also taken the opportunity to ask questions and to seek a deeper understanding of the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door practices.

The fine vegetarian cuisines served on that day received great feedback from the guests and made them more aware and conscious that vegetarian food can indeed provide a healthy meatless alternative to meals without the need to inflict pain and suffering to animals.

All in all, the life liberation and free vegetarian event in Cambodia was a success. Hopefully, with the new knowledge and wisdom gained from the event, many more people in Cambodia will make the right decision to start adopting a new lifestyle which is inclusive of the healthy and compassionate vegetarian diet as well as to continue seeking deeper knowledge and understanding about Buddhism to improve their health and well-being.

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Free Vegetarian Event brought by Guan Yin Citta Sitiawan in Malaysia brings new ideas for better life

Free Vegetarian Event brought by Guan Yin Citta Sitiawan in Malaysia brings new ideas for better life

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On June 29, 2019, Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Association of Malaysia successfully put on another recurring free vegetarian tasting event in Sitiawan. It offers free entry to the public and brings the local community together for education, health and healing. This veg-friendly event creates memorable experiences for attendees and promotes Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings and all aspects of the vegetarian lifestyle.

As the founder of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu has been dedicated to promoting core values of Buddhism and traditional Chinese culture. He’s been continuously giving Dharma Talks worldwide to spread Buddhist methods for better life. The organizer of the event, Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Association of Malaysian, has successfully organized dozens of large scale free vegetarian tasting events across the country, aiming to spread the message of compassion and increase people’s understanding about Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings.

It’s estimated that over 1,000 families, friends, and neighbors attended the event. The free vegetarian tasting event featured delicious food and incredible performances brought by volunteers from Guan Yin Citta Malaysia. Hundreds of volunteers from different places of Malaysia worked hard day and night to prepare food and set up the venue. They poured their hearts and souls into the work, from the use of vegetable to the cuisine’s presentation, from the layout of the venue to the arrangements of performances. They care about every single detail to make the event filled with love and compassion.

The event consists of several sessions, including video-clip viewing, performances, and lucky draws. Many attendees were astonished by Master Jun Hong Lu’s extraordinary power to tell one’s present and past lives, and the consequences of morally bad and unwholesome actions. The Totem Inquiry videos reveal the truth that nothing happens by chance or outside the Universal Laws, such as the Law of Cause and Effect. People’s thoughts, behaviors, and actions create specific effects that manifest and create a life that one lives in. Many attendees expressed their gratitude to Guan Yin Bodhisattva and Master Jun Hong Lu for introducing such a beneficial Dharma Door to the public. They look forward to visiting Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Sitiawan to gain more information about the practice.

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Guan Yin Citta Netherlands’ first anniversary draws more than 700 people to vegetarian heaven

Guan Yin Citta Netherlands’ first anniversary draws more than 700 people to vegetarian heaven

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To celebrate the first anniversary of Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Netherlands, a large scale free vegetarian event took place at Dutch windmill village restaurant in Amsterdam on June 3, 2019. More than 700 people packed into the venue and spent an unforgettable day with delicious food and spiritual experience. It is also a good opportunity to promote the coming Dharma Talk by Master Jun Hong Lu in September 2019 in Europe, which will inspire people to learn better ways to improve life and mental wellbeing.  

As a nonprofit organization, Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Netherlands has been committed to spreading core values of Buddhism and Master Jun Hong Lu’s teachings. In the past year, it has organized several large scale free vegetarian events in local communities and provided free Dharma class for kids to learn Buddhism and traditional Chinese culture. The loving kindness and compassion form the underlying foundation of the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, and motivate the volunteers unconditionally devote their time, energy and love to help others awaken their inner souls’ wisdom and awareness. The first year anniversary is the milestone to embark on the new journey and embrace new challenges.

The event consists of multiple sessions, including the introductions of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, Master Jun Hong Lu, and the development of Guan Yin Citta Netherlands. Video sharing includes clips of Master Jun Hong Lu’s Totem Inquiry and Dharma Talks. Some of the music and marvelous performances also astonish the attendees all. A duet for the violin and cello performed by two Western Buddhist friends received roaring applause. They perfectly interpreted the Great Compassion Mantra as beautiful melody.  Another Buddhist friend played the song Wish to be the lotus flower of the Bodhisattva on flute. Some young kids performed the recitation of the Great Compassion Mantra and Zhun Ti Shen Zhou. Volunteers from different countries of Europe, including Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, contributed their time and energy to help Guan Yin Citta Netherlands fulfill such a successful activity. The fact that they are carrying on Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma teachings in daily life is most praiseworthy.

Another highlight of the event is the introduction of the coming Dharma Talk by Master Jun Hong Lu in Europe. There will be two public talks in Paris and Rotterdam respectively. The Guan Yin Citta Netherlands will provide free shuttle buses for Buddhist friends to attend the public talk in Rotterdam on September 10th, 2019. Free admission tickets for the public talks were distributed for free and lots of people obtained the tickets and look forward to seeing Master Jun Hong Lu in the coming September. The volunteers of Guan Yin Citta Netherlands will put their best effort into the coming events and spread Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door to more sentient beings.

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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 Ipoh in Malaysia holds a large scale Free Vegetarian Tasting Event

Guan Yin Citta Ipoh in Malaysia holds a large scale Free Vegetarian Tasting Event

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As the third largest city in Malaysia, Ipoh is known for its huge number of interesting attractions and rich history. On June 15, 2019, a large free vegetarian tasting event took place at the Ipoh PHL Convention Center. The vegetarian event attracted over 1600 attendees and featured various types of vegetarian food. It provides a welcoming environment in which to explore a wide variety of delicious, healthy, and plant-based foods that are good for people and friendly to the environment. The event was held and organized by the Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Association of Malaysian. It is also part of the series free vegetarian tasting events across the country to promote Vegetarianism and the core values of Buddhism.

This event consists of incredible sessions of vegetarian food tasting, video watching, and performances by volunteers from Guan Yin Citta. The dazzling and delicious vegetarian food not only satisfied people’s appetite, but also changed some of their opinions towards vegetarian diet. In the meantime, the attendees watched amazing video clips from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talks and Totem Inquiries. These fascinating Totem cases revealed the real existence of Karma and the Law of Cause and Effect, which educated the attendees and made them realize that there is another Buddhist way to live their lives.

Master Jun Hong Lu, the founder of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, is a strong advocate of vegetarian diet, not only because it can benefit people’s health and earth, but also it is one of the main methods to cultivate compassion and refrain from killing. Master Jun Hong Lu has ever said, “Compassion will resolve all your troubles. When you are annoying someone, or you’re having something upset, it is mainly because you have not forgiven others. If you let go of the resentment and forgive others, you will open yourselves up to practicing compassion and love. Compassionate people have a level of inner courage to forgive others, which leads to resolving afflictions and trouble. “In order to achieve peace and social harmony in the world, restore the balance of mind, let us start it with the change of our diet, cultivate compassion and perform more giving.

The success of the event relied on over 400 volunteers from different places of Malaysia, including Sarawak Kuching, Sibu;, Kuala Lumpur, Klang, Puchong, Johor Bahru, Muar, Kluang, Yongping, Segamat, Selangor Seremban and Malacca. All the volunteers involved in the event of their own free will and for no financial remuneration. They worked wholeheartedly with true passion and enthusiasm. Many local people expressed their appreciation for the invaluable opportunity to learn Buddhism and experience vegetarian food culture. They look forward to attending the event again in the coming months. 

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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.