Japan’s third Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center opens in Nagoya
This October 27th, 2018 was the Renunciation day of Guan Yin Bodhisattva, which falls on the 19th day of the 9th lunar month to honor Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s great compassion and great mercy to the world. On such an auspicious day, the Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Nagoya opened with an extraordinary blessing ceremony. The opening of the Buddhist practice center marks the third location of Guan Yin Citta in Japan and demonstrates its rapid development. The very first Buddhist practice center opened in Tokyo in August 2016, and the second in Osaka a year ago in September 2017.
Many Buddhist friends and practitioners from Tokyo, Osaka, and Shizuoka fully supported the establishment of the Buddhist practice center and attended the blessing ceremony at 10am. It was a beautiful Saturday morning when the weather became cleared and the sun came out after the rain. The sun’s rays made their ways through windows and shined on everyone, creating a holy atmosphere of solemnity and inward peace. Everything was ready for the great moment. By sincerely chanting Buddhist scriptures and performing a series of rituals, the enlightened beings were invited to enter into and reside in the sacred statues. The six figures of Guan Yin Bodhisattva, Nanjing Bodhisattva, Tai Sui Bodhisattva, Guan Di Bodhisattva, Zhou Tsang Bodhisattva and Guan Ping Bodhisattva were completely blessed and worshipped by Buddhist friends and practitioners. Everyone attended the blessing ceremony was filled with fullness of joy and peace.
Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu, the founder of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, has ever said, “The Buddhist Practice Center of Guan Yin Citta is a Pure Land rooted in everyone’s heart. If you feel unhappy, miserable, or have difficulties in life, you can come here to recite Buddhist scriptures and calm your mind. You can sincerely praying for the blessings and protections from the Bodhisattva. Where the Bodhisattva resides is where wisdom exists, and bad affinities dissolved.”
Today, the Buddhist friends and practitioners in Nagoya finally have such a spiritual home. The person who is blessed by the Buddha is the happiest, just like a child who has the love of a mother. The brothers and sisters of Guan Yin Citta in Nagoya will unite together and work harder to spread Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. Such is the best way to repay Buddha’s kindness.