Relocation Celebration and Blessing Ceremony for Guan Yin Citta New Zealand Chapter
On July 7, 2018, a grand relocation ceremony of Guan Yin Citta New Zealand Chapter was held at Geenlane, Auckland. The new home marked a milestone for Guan Yin Citta New Zealand Chapter in terms of its growth and development since its opening in November, 2016.
Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu, the founder of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and Chairman of both the World’s Parliament of Religions Foundation and the Australia Oriental Media Buddhist Charity Association, was invited to attend the celebration and blessed the Bodhisattva Figures at the brand new Guan Yin Hall. It was a landmark event for Buddhist practitioners from New Zealand and around the world.
After the Blessing Ceremony, Master Jun Hong Lu delivered an inspiring speech to the crowd at Guan Yin Hall. He said, “While living in this world, it’s crucial to liberate the mind. The blessing performed today is to turn the Guan Yin Hall into a holy place and provide it as a home to everyone. It is a practice center equivalent to those existed at the time of the Buddha. It’s also a Pure Land rooted in everyone’s heart. If you are feeling unhappy, miserable, or having difficulties in life, Guan Yin Hall is your retreat. You can stay here reading the Buddhist scriptures or sincerely praying for the blessings from Bodhisattva. Where the Bodhisattva resides is where wisdom exists and bad affinities dissolve. That’s why no matter what happens, we need to seek refuge in the Buddha and Bodhisattva for the blessings and protection. Although many people go through their life by acting smart and cunning, ultimately they become the victims of their own cleverness. Only relying on the blessings and power from Buddha and Bodhisattva can our fate be changed. ”
In the afternoon, a grand “World Buddhist Friends Meeting” was held with attendees around 1000 from New Zealand and other places of the world. During the meeting, Master Jun Hong Lu provided answers for over 30 questions related to Buddhist practice. Some Buddhist friends from New Zealand shared their life changing stories by practicing Recitations, Life Liberation and Making Vows. One of the friends luckily avoided car accident, and the other one recovered from cancer and created a medical miracle. The gathering is such a huge success that a broad and calming shade of Dharma joy permeated the whole place.