Miri, the second largest city in Sarawak, Malaysia, has been famous for its diversified National Parks and breathtaking sceneries. On June 6, 2018, the Miri Civic Center became the focus of attention. Many people were flocking to the Civic Center not for the good views, but for the diversified vegetarian cuisine and Dharma Talk videos from Master Jun Hong Lu. It’s such an inspiring event that many people felt the warmth of love and kindness permeated all over the place.
For years, the Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Association of Malaysian has been dedicating to the Buddhism propagation throughout the nation. Nearly 20 large scale free vegetarian tasting events have been held in different places of Malaysia. The Miri Brunei Vegetarian Tasting Event is just one of the series of events. Also it’s a good action to give back to the local communities.
On June 2, 2018, over 1,000 people attended the Miri Brunei Vegetarian Tasting Event. Volunteers with smiles were busily preparing meals for every guest. There were a wide range of Choices offered over hundreds of hot and cold food options, including dishes with Asian, Italian and French flavors. The featured dishes were vegetarian Italian traditional tomato meatballs, Taiwanese black fungus fried with eggs, Malay Rendang, fermented tofu, Burma salad, Malacca G rice ball, crispy golden brown whole wheat pastry and French buns, etc.
Meanwhile, video clips from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talks were played in the main hall. People were fascinated by Master Jun Hong Lu’s ability to tell one’s past, present and future through Totem inquiry. After video watching, many people came to realize the importance of the Law of Cause of Effect. All the Totem inquiries cleared indicated how one’s own deeds bring one’s own results. Nothing happens by chance. Without knowing this Law deeply, people cannot understand Buddhism or move forward on the path of practice. Last but not least, a Lucky Draw Session was arranged at the end of the event. Several lucky guests walked away with prizes and happily immersed themselves in this amazing harvest.
This grand event was a huge success. It simply wouldn’t be possible without the help of 300 gracious volunteers from different places of Malaysia and Singapore, including Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Malacca, Ipoh, Kelantan, Pahang, East Malaysia, Brunei etc. Their generosity, compassion and dedications demonstrated some of the important qualities that a good Buddhist practitioner should have.