Master Jun Hong Lu Promotes Buddhist Education Philosophy to the International Community
Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu (Master Lu), spiritual teacher of millions of Chinese; world peace ambassadors; Australian Justice of the Peace; held a Public Dharma Talk at the Brisbane City Hall on June 17, 2019. The four-hour event had attached participates of more than 5,000 from nearly 20 countries and regions including the United States, Canada, Hungary, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia, Japan, China, New Zealand and Australia. Members of the Queensland Parliament and the representatives of the Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Minister for Police, as well as the representative of the Lord Mayor of Brisbane City Council gave opening remarks at the event. They commended Master Lu for his outstanding contributions to world peace, human well-being and the vibrant multicultural society in Australia through the promotion of Buddhist education.
During Master Lu’s visit in Brisbane, he also held “Blessing Ceremony” (blessing of Buddhist statues and articles) and “World Buddha Friends Meetings”, where a more than 2,000 Buddhist friends from all over the world reunited. Under Buddha light Buddhist friends was in immense joy while and listening to Master Lu’s Buddhist teaching.
Through several historical stories Master Lu told Buddhist friends that people should not think too highly of themselves. The value of another person should not be determined by ourselves. Calm and modest, is the most important value of a person. If we want to survive in this world safely, we must always remember that when it’s time to lower our head, we must bow.
Buddhist practitioners should not regard themselves as too important. In fact, it is a type of cultivation, a kind of manners, a noble realm, and an ultimate mindset. The maturity of the mind is the indifference of the mind. Using the Bodhisattva’s mentality; be humble to others, grateful for everything that others have done; love your parents, love all beings, and love all those around you. This way, your mind will be healthy and be more tolerant. If you have a good attitude, you will be content, and you will be happy. By using Bodhisattva’s mentality when dealing with life, can assist yourself to be free. Our society will become more harmonious, and the world will become more peaceful.
Buddhists practitioners must understand in our cultivation, the level of values you hold will determine the stage you reach when you leave this world. Buddhist practitioners should approach things with Buddha’s and Bodhisattva’s mentality; only do good deeds and be kind to others and stay away from all evils; you’ll be able to abandon the troubles of the world. Learn to let go, use wisdom to eliminate troubles, and you heart will be content. Using Buddha’s nature, see the world as always; contentment, kindness, compassion and hopeful.”
The Totem reading was impressive and exciting as ever. In spite of Master Lu’s physical exhaustion within an hour and a half, he saw more than 20 totems for the 10 practitioners, who’s ticket numbers had been drawn. The goal for Master Lu in preforming Totem is to help everyone understand the cause and effect, understand that their own spirituality. The physical pain is the result of cause and conditions, so that they can understand the universal truth of life and began their path to Buddhist cultivation and change their destiny.
Brisbane’s 2019 Master Lu’s Dhrama Talk successfully concluded, which reflected on the enthusiasm and diligence of the Buddhist practitioners from all over the world. Their heart filled with love, compassion, kindness all gathered. This is the power of the Dharma, the positive energy of the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, and it also reflects the Master Lu’s long-term self-sacrifice and great vow to save the sentient beings.
In the past ten years, Mr. Lu has held nearly 200 large-scale talks to promote Buddhist teachings and traditional Chinese culture in nearly 100 countries and regions around the world. His footprints have spanned Asia, the Americas, Oceania and Europe. Today, 10 million followers around the world study Buddhism under Master Lu’s guidance.
Master Lu is well recognised within the international community, had been invited to attend World Peace conferences held at United Nations Headquarters, the US Congress, the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, the British Parliament, the Italian Parliament, and in Paris, France. He delivered keynote speeches at the United Nations and UNESCO’s “Commemoration of United Nations Day of Vesak” four times. He conveyed the core values of Buddhist philosophy—loving, kindness and compassion. Master Lu is also, an honorary visiting professor at the University of Siena, Italy, an honorary professor at a prestigious international Buddhist university, a lecturer with the University of Western Scotland, and a senior mental health counsellor in Australia. In recent years, Master Lu has given talks at world-renowned institutions such as Harvard University, the National University of Singapore, and the University of Sydney, Australia.
In several occasions, Master Lu received honorary awards including certificate of appreciation from New York City Council and “Honorary Citizen of West Orange, New Jersey”. During Dharma Talks held in North America, the Mayors and City Council members from New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Toronto, Vancouver, among many others, have personally spoken at these events.
In February 2019, as Chairman of the Mental Health International, Master Lu attended the Australian Chinese Mental Health Professionals High-Level Forum and gave opening remarks. His talk touched on how people affected by mental disorders can benefit from both psychological treatment and Buddhist philosophy. The event was strongly endorsed by Australian Ministers and Parliamentarians, over 100 world-renowned mental health experts and professionals was present.
Master Lu is committed in the education of people to become exemplary models of character based on the principles of loyalty, trustworthiness, respectfulness, courtesy, honesty and friendliness. He stresses that; regardless of their social status, having noble characteristic is the starting point for success in life and the foundation for a sustainable society. Only those who possess both talent and integrity can truly be beneficial to humanity.
In the second half of 2019, Master Lu continues his relentless commitment, commencing Dharma Talk European Tour in September. Gratitude to Guan Yin Bodhisattva for her compassion. Gratitude to the Dharma protectors and all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas from past, present and future. Gratitude to compassionate Master Lu. Gratitude to all Buddhist friends, monks and nuns from all over the world, for their support, compliment to everyone’s great merits!