Guan Yin Citta Philadelphia sends love and kindness to seniors to celebrate Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Day
On July 21, 2019, a large-scale free vegetarian food tasting event took place at Good Friends Senior Center in Chinatown, Philadelphia. It is organized by Guan Yin Citta Philadelphia to celebrate Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Day and to send love and kindness to seniors. It is also the fourth time that Guan Yin Citta Philly held free vegetarian tasting event at this venue, not only because many seniors look forward to the fascinating performances and good food, but also because Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings shine the warm light of awareness on their thoughts and feelings. It is a rewarding experience that gives these elderly people satisfaction and brings them benefits. More than 500 people attended this event and experienced a memorable weekend gathering.
As a registered non-profit organization in US, Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Philadelphia has been committing to spreading Master Jun Hong Lu’s teachings to alleviate people’s suffering and vexation. As a world-renowned Buddhist teacher, the founder of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, Master Jun Hong Lu dedicates himself to promoting Buddhism and attainment of global harmony. Through making vows, reciting Buddhist scriptures, liberating fishes and turtles, tens of thousands of people around the world have overcome life difficulties and gained inner peace of mind. Some of his publications, Words of Wisdom and Buddhism in Plain Words teach people the Buddhist Dharma as a way of thinking and living, which also help people eradicate the confusion and gain wisdom.
The event provides a well-rounded menu of activities that help attendees engaged and simulated. It includes free vegetarian food, lucky draw, performances, and fascinating video clips from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talks. Before the event officially started at 11:00am, there have been quite a number of people who came in admiration of Guan Yin Citta arrived at the venue. One of the attendees said, “I came here because my friend recommended it to me. She told me that it’s an eye-opening experience to learn Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings, and your vegetarian food and performances are amazing! ” Some of the seniors lost their mobility were assigned to specific seats, and helped by volunteers from Guan Yin Citta with the delivery of food and drinks. These heart-warming deeds touched many seniors and increased their interests to learn Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings. During the event, volunteers performed choral singing “Bodhi Heart”, “Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva”, dual singing “Verses to praise Guan Yin Bodhisattva”, “Listen to the sounds from the other shore of Ganges”, solo singing “Na Mo Guan Yin Bodhisattva” and “The light in the heart”. Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talks and Totem Inquiry videos also blew people’s minds. Many of the attendees were surprised to know the spiritual world is true and Law of Cause and Effect is real.
At the end of the event, one of the elderly people luckily won the 32” LED TV in the lucky draw session. Some other participants were rewarded insulated bottles, toothpastes, and kitchen tools. Many people look forward to the next gathering in the late September and expressed their appeal to visit Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Philadelphia.