First collaboration between Guan Yin Citta Singapore and Cambodia brings a successful free Vegetarian Feast Event in Phnom Penh
Being separated by the Gulf of Thailand, Cambodia and Singapore seem to be two distant countries far apart from each other. However, miles can’t shake something as sturdy as the strong affinities between Guan Yin Bodhisattva and Buddhist friends. Their aspiration of spreading Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu’s teachings to wide public spans the miles and helps bring about the first free Vegetarian Feast event in Cambodia held on September 22, 2018.
As a predominantly Buddhist nation, Cambodia has a population of over 97 percent who believe in Buddhism. Promoting Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door in such a place nurtured by Buddhist culture is full of importance and challenge. The cross-country Dharma propagation activity was first initiated by Guan Yin Citta Singapore and fulfilled with the close collaboration from Guan Yin Citta Cambodia. Nearly 90 Buddhist practitioners from Singapore traveled all the way north to the capital city of Phnom Penh and joined in the Dharma propagation activities. Not only did they spread flyers and Buddhist learning materials on streets, but also they released fish and tortoises. As the climax of these activities, the Free Vegetarian Feast event caused a sensation in local Chinese communities and delivered hundreds of sentient beings.
Even though this is the first time the two Buddhist practice groups collaborated together, their mutual support and hard work rewarded them with the success of the vegetarian event in local communities. Volunteers from Guan Yin Citta were delighted to welcome such a great number of Buddhist friends coming to join in the event. More than 500 Buddhist friends attended the event and the ball room was filled with crowds. Started with a chorus singing of Buddhist songs brought by volunteers from Guan Yin Citta, the beautiful melody created an atmosphere of joy and calmness. In the video sharing session, the guests and Buddhist friends watched clips from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talks and Totem Readings. In spite of the barrier of language, many Buddhist friends showed great interests in Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings and fascinated by the wisdom of Buddhism. In addition to the Dharma Talk, the heartfelt Totem Reading Cases deeply resonated with many of the guests. They were shocked to see so many people suffering in despair and lost in delusions. From other people’s stories, many guests realized that we are the heirs to our own deeds and our lives are the unfolding of karmic law.
The free vegetarian event was a great success. In the near future, there will be more free vegetarian events organized by Guan Yin Citta in Cambodia to promote Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings. Wish the Guan Yin Citta Dharma blossoms in the land, bringing happiness and inner peace to people!