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Free Vegetarian Event in Cambodian Guan Yin Citta Practising Center

Free Vegetarian Event in Cambodian Guan Yin Citta Practising Center

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The Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Cambodia is located at its capital city of Phnom Penh. The center has provided a spiritual home for the people of Cambodia, and consists of predominantly believers of Buddhism to find out their inner strength and true self with the purification of minds through the systematic Buddhist practices of the Guanyin Citta Dharma Door. As the founder of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu has devoted himself fully in transforming people’s lives and to carry out Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s mission to help people alleviate from suffering. Through his radio programs at 2OR Australia Oriental Radio (2OR) and books, he advocates “to ceasing from evil, to do only good, and to purify the mind”. His inspiring teachings and earnest practice have won him many awards, accolades and respect from Buddhist practitioners around the world.

Although the Guanyin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Cambodia has not been established for a very long time, with the guidance of the world-renowned Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu, Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice in Cambodia has held a successful Life Liberation and Free Vegetarian Tasting Event in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh.

Before the event, many volunteers have worked diligently to prepare for the upcoming Life Liberation and Vegetarian event. As with the saying, “Many hands make light work”, the spirit of unity and collaboration of many volunteers have resulted in the smooth planning and flowing of the actual event. During the preparation, it can be seen that all the volunteers were very happy and joyful in carrying out their tasks and this has translated into an event which was filled with an atmosphere that was full of love and compassion.

It was a beautiful morning with a clear blue sky, and many people have gathered at the pier before they set out to complete this noble activity of Life Liberation. The Life Liberation, which is one of the “Three Golden Practices” of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, is to release animals, especially those that are destined to be slaughtered. There are also immeasurable merits that can be derived from the practice of life liberation as it prevents pain and suffering from being inflicted on the animals as well as promotes generosity and compassion within us. Although it may be difficult for non-believers to fathom, there were countless documented benefits of life liberation to the people who performed the kind act ranging from attaining longevity and health, resolving interpersonal conflicts, being free from violence or disasters to fulfilling the wishes of the people who performed the life liberation. Many fish were released on that day, and it can be seen that the fish were jumping with joy and gratitude as they embraced their newfound freedom.

Another highlight followed the life liberation event for the day was a free vegetarian event. This free vegetarian event was attended by hundreds of people from all walks of life. There were many delicious and mouth watering vegetarian dishes that were prepared by the volunteers.

Before the start of the free vegetarian event, the guests were warmly welcomed by the host. There were other programs throughout the event which included the sharing of the benefits of adopting a full vegetarian diet into our daily lives as well as sharing of testimonials by the practitioners of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door.

The guests were immersed in an emotional roller coaster when some of the practitioners have shared about the challenges and adversities that they were facing before they found Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. They talked about how their lives have been transformed through the diligent application of the “Three Golden Practices” of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, that is, reciting Buddhist sutras, practicing life liberation and making vows, that. Buddhist books and materials were handed out thoughout the event, and many people have also taken the opportunity to ask questions and to seek a deeper understanding of the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door practices.

The fine vegetarian cuisines served on that day received great feedback from the guests and made them more aware and conscious that vegetarian food can indeed provide a healthy meatless alternative to meals without the need to inflict pain and suffering to animals.

All in all, the life liberation and free vegetarian event in Cambodia was a success. Hopefully, with the new knowledge and wisdom gained from the event, many more people in Cambodia will make the right decision to start adopting a new lifestyle which is inclusive of the healthy and compassionate vegetarian diet as well as to continue seeking deeper knowledge and understanding about Buddhism to improve their health and well-being.

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Free Vegetarian Event brought by Guan Yin Citta Sitiawan in Malaysia brings new ideas for better life

Free Vegetarian Event brought by Guan Yin Citta Sitiawan in Malaysia brings new ideas for better life

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On June 29, 2019, Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Association of Malaysia successfully put on another recurring free vegetarian tasting event in Sitiawan. It offers free entry to the public and brings the local community together for education, health and healing. This veg-friendly event creates memorable experiences for attendees and promotes Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings and all aspects of the vegetarian lifestyle.

As the founder of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu has been dedicated to promoting core values of Buddhism and traditional Chinese culture. He’s been continuously giving Dharma Talks worldwide to spread Buddhist methods for better life. The organizer of the event, Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Association of Malaysian, has successfully organized dozens of large scale free vegetarian tasting events across the country, aiming to spread the message of compassion and increase people’s understanding about Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings.

It’s estimated that over 1,000 families, friends, and neighbors attended the event. The free vegetarian tasting event featured delicious food and incredible performances brought by volunteers from Guan Yin Citta Malaysia. Hundreds of volunteers from different places of Malaysia worked hard day and night to prepare food and set up the venue. They poured their hearts and souls into the work, from the use of vegetable to the cuisine’s presentation, from the layout of the venue to the arrangements of performances. They care about every single detail to make the event filled with love and compassion.

The event consists of several sessions, including video-clip viewing, performances, and lucky draws. Many attendees were astonished by Master Jun Hong Lu’s extraordinary power to tell one’s present and past lives, and the consequences of morally bad and unwholesome actions. The Totem Inquiry videos reveal the truth that nothing happens by chance or outside the Universal Laws, such as the Law of Cause and Effect. People’s thoughts, behaviors, and actions create specific effects that manifest and create a life that one lives in. Many attendees expressed their gratitude to Guan Yin Bodhisattva and Master Jun Hong Lu for introducing such a beneficial Dharma Door to the public. They look forward to visiting Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Sitiawan to gain more information about the practice.

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Guan Yin Citta Ipoh in Malaysia holds a large scale Free Vegetarian Tasting Event

Guan Yin Citta Ipoh in Malaysia holds a large scale Free Vegetarian Tasting Event

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As the third largest city in Malaysia, Ipoh is known for its huge number of interesting attractions and rich history. On June 15, 2019, a large free vegetarian tasting event took place at the Ipoh PHL Convention Center. The vegetarian event attracted over 1600 attendees and featured various types of vegetarian food. It provides a welcoming environment in which to explore a wide variety of delicious, healthy, and plant-based foods that are good for people and friendly to the environment. The event was held and organized by the Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Association of Malaysian. It is also part of the series free vegetarian tasting events across the country to promote Vegetarianism and the core values of Buddhism.

This event consists of incredible sessions of vegetarian food tasting, video watching, and performances by volunteers from Guan Yin Citta. The dazzling and delicious vegetarian food not only satisfied people’s appetite, but also changed some of their opinions towards vegetarian diet. In the meantime, the attendees watched amazing video clips from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talks and Totem Inquiries. These fascinating Totem cases revealed the real existence of Karma and the Law of Cause and Effect, which educated the attendees and made them realize that there is another Buddhist way to live their lives.

Master Jun Hong Lu, the founder of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, is a strong advocate of vegetarian diet, not only because it can benefit people’s health and earth, but also it is one of the main methods to cultivate compassion and refrain from killing. Master Jun Hong Lu has ever said, “Compassion will resolve all your troubles. When you are annoying someone, or you’re having something upset, it is mainly because you have not forgiven others. If you let go of the resentment and forgive others, you will open yourselves up to practicing compassion and love. Compassionate people have a level of inner courage to forgive others, which leads to resolving afflictions and trouble. “In order to achieve peace and social harmony in the world, restore the balance of mind, let us start it with the change of our diet, cultivate compassion and perform more giving.

The success of the event relied on over 400 volunteers from different places of Malaysia, including Sarawak Kuching, Sibu;, Kuala Lumpur, Klang, Puchong, Johor Bahru, Muar, Kluang, Yongping, Segamat, Selangor Seremban and Malacca. All the volunteers involved in the event of their own free will and for no financial remuneration. They worked wholeheartedly with true passion and enthusiasm. Many local people expressed their appreciation for the invaluable opportunity to learn Buddhism and experience vegetarian food culture. They look forward to attending the event again in the coming months. 

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Free Vegetarian Tasting Event to Welcome Spring by Guan Yin Citta Nagoya

Free Vegetarian Tasting Event to Welcome Spring by Guan Yin Citta Nagoya

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On February 10th, 2019, a large scale free vegetarian tasting event was held at the Aichi Women’s Center in Nagoya, Japan. The event celebrates the arrival of spring with foods and various activities, aiming to focus on community building and Buddhist promotion. Over hundreds of guests from different areas of Japan attended this event and spent a happy day together.

As the third Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Japan, Nagoya Buddhist Center opened in October 2018 and is committed to spreading Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings. It is the first time that large scale free vegetarian activity is organized by the organization. 

Focusing on the theme of vegetarian lifestyle, volunteers from Guan Yin Citta talked the audience through the benefits of Buddhist practice in details. By watching photos and videos, audience learned the Buddhist concepts of compassion and refraining from killing. Practicing vegetarian is one of the best ways to abstain from killing and accumulate merits and virtues. Every sentient being, even a small insect, has Buddha nature. Killing them is to hurt ourselves, not to mention the bad karma created in the meanwhile. During the sharing session, several Buddhist practitioners endorsed their testimonials, such as how they went through life difficulties by applying ‘Three Golden Practices’ from Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. Their real experiences touched many audience and they were amazed by the power of Buddhist practice.

In addition to the sharing, volunteers from Guan Yin Citta presented series of astonishing performances, including singing, dancing, and reading. They livened up the atmosphere and made the event more inviting and entertaining. The guests also enjoyed delicious meals prepared by volunteers. These exquisite vegetarian dishes were not only visually attractive, but also packed with nutrition. They are the best demonstrations of a smart healthy diet.

The success of the event is reflected on the great number of people interested in learning Master Jun Hong Lu’s teachings. Many of them consulted the volunteers and picked some Buddhist books. Some friends even visited the Nagoya Buddhist Center afterwards and made incense offerings to Guan Yin Bodhisattva. Great gratitude to Guan Yin Bodhisattva and Master Jun Hong Lu, the brothers of Guan Yin Citta Nagoya will continue work hard together to spread Buddhist teachings to more people. Such is the best way to repay Buddha’s kindness.

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Guan Yin Citta Teluk Intan in Malaysia holds a Grand Free Vegetarian Tasting Event to promote Buddhism

Guan Yin Citta Teluk Intan in Malaysia holds a Grand Free Vegetarian Tasting Event to promote Buddhism

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As the third largest town in the state of Perak, Malaysia, Teluk Intan is a place with a rich history solidified by ancient landmarks and friendly people. On September 1, 2018, a grand free vegetarian tasting event was held at the beautiful town one week after the Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Teluk Intan grandly opened on August 26, 2018. The event was part of the series free vegetarian tasting events organized by the Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Association of Malaysian, aiming to promote Vegetarianism and the Buddhist teachings from Master Jun Hong Lu.

The event was a huge success, with attendance of over 1,300 local people and more than 400 volunteers participated. These volunteers were from different places of Malaysia, ranging from East Malaysia to West Malaysia, such as Sarawak Kuching, Sibu, Kuala Lumpur, Klang, Puchong, Johor Bahru, Muar, Kluang, Yongping, Segamat, Selangor Seremban and Malacca.

In the early morning at around 8:00am, all the volunteers arrived at the San Min Independent High School to prepare for the event. Through 9 hours hard work, the event officially started in the late afternoon at 5:00 pm. Within a very short period of time, the main meeting hall was full of people from nearby neighborhoods and communities. To accommodate the overflow, another meeting hall was arranged with the big screens and service facilities fully set up.

The dazzling and delicious variety of vegetarian cuisines was full of flavor and provided tasty meatless options. Diverse dishes, ranging from Dongpo meat, Malay satay, siu mai, Xiaolongbao, to Gucheng G rice ball, stuffed tofu, Nasi Biryani, red sauce pasta, Burmese salad, Gongbao golden flower, and fruit tarts, could be found and enjoyed for free. While eating, the attendees watched amazing video clips from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talks and Totem Inquiry. These fascinating Totem cases revealed the real existence of Karma and the Law of Cause and Effect, which educated the attendees and teached them that there is another Buddhist way to live their lives.

From Buddhist view, becoming vegetarian is the main approach to cultivate compassion and refrain from killing. Master Jun Hong Lu has ever said, “Compassion will resolve all your troubles. When you are annoying someone, or you’re having something upset, it is mainly because that you have not forgiven others. If you let go of the resentment and forgive others, you will open yourselves up to practicing compassion and love. Compassionate people have a level of inner courage to forgive others, which leads to resolving afflictions and trouble. “In order to achieve peace and social harmony in the world, restore the balance of mind, let us cultivate compassion and practice giving.

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Guan Yin Citta Oakland in California holds a grand Vegetarian Carnival to promote the 2018 Public Talk by Master Jun Hong Lu in Los Angeles and New York

Guan Yin Citta Oakland in California holds a grand Vegetarian Carnival to promote the 2018 Public Talk by Master Jun Hong Lu in Los Angeles and New York

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On August 26th, 2018, a grand Vegetarian Carnival was held at the auditorium of Pacific Renaissance Plaza located in the heart of Oakland’s thriving Chinatown, California. The event was organized by Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Oakland, aiming to promote vegetarianism and the upcoming Public Talks by Master Jun Hong Lu in Los Angeles on October 7, and in New York on October 14, 2018. Over 500 guests attended this vibrant event with more than 40 volunteers participated.

The event has five sessions: Totem Video, story sharing, Poetry Reading, Buddhist Song Singing, and Prize-winning Quiz. In the totem video session, many attendees’ were blown away by Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu’s ability to tell one’s past, present and future through Totem Enquiry. These diversified true cases ranging from health issues, relationships, mental problems, and career development brought awareness of the Law of Cause and Effect, making people look at the world from different perspectives, and attempt to understand themselves better in the process of life. During all these years, Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu has been tirelessly preaching Buddhism in different countries, helping people alleviate from sufferings and find their true self, which lies behind the physical body, shifting emotions, and chattering mind. Tens of thousands of people benefitted from practicing Buddhism and changed their lives.

In the Story Sharing Session, a Buddhist friend, Lily, shared her story of saving a life of a passenger who passed out on an international flight from US to Sydney by reciting Great Compassion Mantra. The actual experience made Lily believe further the great compassion and great mercy of Guan Yin Bodhisattva, and taught her what to do when adversity strikes. Many of the guests were deeply touched by the story and realized the importance of spiritual practice. When they learned that Master Lu Jun Hong will come to Los Angeles and New York to hold large scale Dharma Talks in October, many guests rushed to the consultation office to inquire and then received free admission tickets. The following performances of Buddhist songs and poetry readings brought the event to a climax. Many of the volunteers rehearsed multiple times beforehand and presented wonderful performances which won the praise from the guests.

As the highlight of the event, vegetarian tasting is one of the most exciting aspects. The volunteers from Guan Yin Citta prepared more than 80 kinds of delicious dishes for the guests to taste. In order to take care of the elderly who were not convenient to move, the catering team specially prepared 250 plates of meals directly delivered to the hands of seniors to facilitate their tasting. These fine vegetarian cuisines earned high praise from people and made them have a new understanding of vegetarian food.

The success of the event is inseparable from the strong support of the volunteers from Guan Yin Citta, who selflessly devoted themselves, their time and energy to every part of the event. The catering team, registration team, free distribution team, equipment team, transportation team, and the maintaining order team worked hard together with high-performance and good collaboration. The staff from Pacific Renaissance Plaza also expressed their great appreciation for the cooperation the cleaning work after the gathering. Wishing the coming Public Talk by Master Jun Hong Lu in US a great success and deliver more sentient beings!

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A large scale Free Vegetarian Event held by Guan Yin Citta Phoenix receives overwhelming response from local community

A large scale Free Vegetarian Event held by Guan Yin Citta Phoenix receives overwhelming response from local community

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On August 26, 2018, the Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Phoenix held a large-scale free vegetarian food tasting event at the Phoenix Chinese Senior Center to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Phoenix Chinese Senior Association. The free vegetarian food event is not only a gathering and celebration to honor the contributions by Chinese Americans to the community development, but also a spiritual practice to transmit love and kindness, providing an opportunity for people to experience vegetarian culture and the core values of Buddhism. The event attracted more than 250 attendees and 50 Buddhist practitioners from New York, Philadelphia, Vancouver, New Mexico, California, Las Vegas, and local areas in Phoenix.

At 11:30am in the morning, the event officially started with the welcome speech delivered by the chairman of the Phoenix Chinese Senior Association. With the chanting the Great Compassion Mantra by dozens of Buddhist practitioners from Guan Yin Citta Phoenix, the meeting hall was filled with the atmosphere of peace and solemn. Then the event processed to the main topic of “The Benefits of Vegetarian Diet”, presented by Brother Jerry from Guan Yin Citta in Las Vegas. He dived into the details of the topic with examples from medical research and viewpoints from Buddhism, which revealed the relationships between killing or eating fleshes of sentient beings and formation of karmic debts. Brother Jerry also introduced the positive impact of vegetarian diet on people’s lives and earth environment. After that, Brother Joyce from Guan Yin Citta Philadelphia thoroughly introduced the basic information and development of Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Phoenix during the two years. The Chairman from State Government’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Shijun Huang; the Chairman of the Federation of Overseas Chinese Federations, Zizhong Yu; the councilor from the City of Dara, Mr. Xinmin Huang; and the Chairman of the China General Association, Shunxiong Qiu then delivered congratulatory speeches respectively.

The day before the event started, volunteers from Guan Yin Citta had been fully engaged in the tremendous preparation work with high intensity. They prepared diversified vegetarian dishes ranging from appetizers, entrees, salads, soups, and desserts. These dazzling vegetarian cuisines were full of flavor and rich in nutrition, providing the guests an unforgettable experience of being vegetarian. In the meantime, volunteers from Guan Yin Citta distributed the free admission tickets of the 2018 Public Talk by Master Jun Hong Lu in Los Angeles to the guests with the interest to attend. Every guest also received free gifts of a vacuum-insulated mug and newspapers introducing Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and Master Jun Hong Lu. The event won a high praise in the community and received overwhelming responses.

Since 2016, the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door Buddhist Practice Center established in Phoenix, the Buddhist Practice Center has been committing to promoting the core values of Buddhism and Vegetarianism, dedicating to the community development and the social harmony. As one of the pure lands of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, Guan Yin Citta Phoenix adheres to the principles of patriotism and loving for the people, promotes traditional Chinese culture with the respect for other religions. Under the guidance of Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu, every Buddhist practitioner from Guan Yin Citta dedicates to the practice of compassion for the benefit of all sentient beings, eradicating the inherent weaknesses rooted in the consciousness, eliminating the resentment between people, and removing the mental pressure in life. Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door Buddhist Practice Center in Phoenix opens daily and offers free vegetarian food to the public on the last Sunday of each month. Welcome to the spiritual home to start a new life!

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The 23rd installment of Free Vegetarian Tasting Series at Guan Yin Citta Paris Chapter

The 23rd installment of Free Vegetarian Tasting Series at Guan Yin Citta Paris Chapter

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Swift fly the years. It’s been over two years since Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door Buddhist Association of Paris started the first Free Vegetarian Tasting Series in 2016. Being held in a regular basis, the event has become one of most favorable thematic activities served for the local communities and neighborhood. On July 8, 2018, the 23rd installment of the event successfully took place at Guan Yin Citta Paris Chapter, attracting over 200 Buddhist friends both old and new. It offered one of the best platforms to bring the Buddhist teachings to life and spread the benefits of vegetarian eating to people.

The Introduction of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door” is the theme of this event that mainly served to the new beginners and first-time visitors to Guan Yin Citta Paris Chapter. Volunteers first thoroughly introduced the origins of the six Buddha and Bodhisattvas worshipped at Guan Yin Hall, including Guan Yin Bodhisattva, Nanjing Bodhisattva, Tai Sui Bodhisattva, Guan Di Bodhisattva, Zhou Tsang Bodhisattva and Guan Ping Bodhisattva. The introduction effectively increased attendees’ cognition about the Dharma Door and ultimate goal of Buddhist practice. Subsequently, detailed descriptions of how to make incense offerings, how to prostrate and pray to the Bodhisattvas, and how to set up altar at home were made. It provided useful information and practical ways for new beginners to avoid mistakes in daily practice.

During the event, two practitioners presented heartfelt stories in their experience of Buddhist practice. One of the practitioners said he was once a terminal cancer patient, who defeated the disease and made a miraculous recovery by practicing the “Three Golden Gems” according to the teachings of Master Jun Hong Lu. Right now, he is physically strong and mentally sound. With a heart full of gratitude, he is now one of the volunteers at the Guan Yin Citta Paris Chapter, guarding the teachings of Buddha. Another Buddhist friend shared how she released from the suffering of severe migraine headache by performing life liberation, making vows, and reciting Buddhist scriptures. She said, “Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and its “Three Golden Gems” in Buddhist practice are real and effective. After I started the practice according to the Master Jun Hong Lu’s teachings for a very short of time, the headache disappeared without any treatment. I was so grateful to Guan Yin Budhisattva and Master Jun Hong Lu.”

Many of the Buddhist friends coming to the event this time had really deep karmic affinities with Buddha. They enjoyed watching the videos of Totem Inquiry and listening to Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talk. In spite of the hot weather in Paris, some attendees made their trips to the chapter far from other communities and places. They initiatively asked volunteers how to start the practice and requested books to read. Many new Buddhist friends even expressed their ardent expectation to experience the great compassion from Master Jun Hong Lu and listen to his live Public Talk in the next year’s Dharma Talk in Paris.

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Free Vegetarian Food Tasting Event at Guan Yin Citta Philadelphia Chapter

Conveying love and compassion, Free Vegetarian Food Tasting Event at Guan Yin Citta Philadelphia Chapter

Conveying love and compassion, Free Vegetarian Food Tasting Event at Guan Yin Citta Philadelphia Chapter

Free Vegetarian Food Tasting Event at Guan Yin Citta Philadelphia Chapter

Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu has ever said, “Blessings come from a generous heart. Those who give are the most blessed.”(Excerpt from Words of Wisdom volume 1) On July 15, 2018, volunteers from Guan Yin Citta Philadelphia Chapter organized an amazing free vegetarian tasting event and applied the master’s teachings to the actions of promoting vegetarianism and Buddhism. The event was held at the Guan Yin Citta Chapter in downtown Philly, which attracted over 250 Buddhist friends, neighbors, and families of different races.

Before joining this event, some attendees had held on to a kind of thinking, eating vegetarian is boring. But after tasting the delicious food prepared by the volunteers, they changed their mind and were convinced that eating without meat can also be as exciting. Over 50 vegetarian recipes were loaded with flavorful, colorful ingredients packed with nutrition. Some meat lovers even expressed their interests to mix vegetarian recipes in their daily diet. In this sense, the event is quite successful, because consuming more vegetarian meals means consuming less meals with meat. This is a good approach to cultivate compassion, reduce killing, and enhance the body performances.

In addition to the wonderfully hearty food, video clips from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Totem Inquiry also astonished many attendees. They were amazed at Master Jun Hong Lu’s great spiritual power to reveal one’s past, present and future. In the meanwhile, they were touched by the miserable stories and experiences from those people in suffering. Master Jun Hong Lu said, “When life gets difficult, keep in mind that we are experiencing the amount of suffering we were destined to go through, therefore transforming our karma for a better future”. These Dharma words from Master Jun Hong deeply revealed the Law of Cause and Effect, and showed the importance of paying off karmic debts through Buddhist practice. Most of the attendees expressed much interest in the dramatic positive effect of reading Buddhist scriptures on solving daily issues related to health, relationship, and career etc. And they initiatively asked volunteers how to start the practice and requested books to read.

After viewing videos, 13 Buddhist youngsters aged from 3 to 14 performed the reading of Buddhist Scriptures in front of all the attendees, including the reading of Dharani to Purify Karma from Speech (Jing Kou Ye Zhen Yan), Heart Sutra, Septa Atitabuddha Karasaniya Dharani (Xiao Zai Ji Xiang Shen Zhou), and Cundi Dharani (Zhun Ti Shen Zhou).

Since Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talk in New York is coming soon, the host thoroughly introduced the necessity of attending this Dharma Talk, and specific arrangements from Guan Yin Citta Philadelphia Chapter for the big event, including when and how to collect free admission tickets and reserve bus seats for the round trip between New York and Philadelphia. After the host announced the information, many attendees were rushed to the registration center to collect the tickets for the Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Public Talk in October at Madison Square Garden. And over 90 bus seats were reserved for the free round trip. At the same time, some volunteers took advantage of the timing, giving one-to-one tutorial to the first-time visitors on how to start the daily homework of reading Buddhist Scriptures as a beginner.

At the end, every attendee received a gift of a beautiful cosmetic bag and a picture book with tons of vegetarian recipes. They were looking forward to the next free vegetarian food tasting event on August 19, 2018. 

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2018 Grand Free Vegetarian Tasting Event Johor Bahru

Grand Free Vegetarian Tasting Event , Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Grand Free Vegetarian Tasting Event , Johor Bahru, Malaysia

2018 Grand Free Vegetarian Tasting Event Johor Bahru

As the state capital of Johor, Johor Bahru is located in southern Peninsular Malaysia, adjacent to the neighboring Singapore. It is one of the largest cities in Malaysia and the nation’s significant regional transport and manufacturing hub. On July 7th, 2018, a grand free vegetarian tasting event was held in the suburb of the city and brought inspiration and joy to the local people.

As the organizer of this grand event, the Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Association of Malaysian has been dedicating to the Buddhism propagation and promoting Vegetarianism throughout the country. Nearly 20 large scale free vegetarian tasting events have been held in different places of Malaysia. The Johor Bahru Vegetarian Tasting Event is just one of the series of events to increase people’s understanding about Buddhism and the teachings from Master Jun Hong Lu. It’s also a great give back to the local communities for their consistent support to Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and the Guan Yin Citta Chapter in Johor Bahru.

It’s estimated that over 1,200 families, friends, and neighbors attended the event. Since this is the second time the free tasting event was held in Johor Bahru, most people had held higher expectations before it started. The cheerful result is that most people found they spent a wonderful day with the meaningful learning of Dharma and gorgeous food, which exceeded their anticipation. The organizer, Guan Yin Citta Malaysia, offered 40 kinds of diversified cuisines to satisfy guests’ needs. All the food was carefully prepared and meticulously presented, including  Malay satay, mushrooms in three cups, Thai style vegetarian fish, Hakka stuffed tofu, Burmese salad, Malacca G rice ball, Chinese style vegetarian wings, sesame oyster mushroom and French bread, etc.

Notably, the hard work of the 300 volunteers was admirable and praiseworthy. The event would not be accomplished without these self-devoted volunteers, who poured their hearts and souls into the work of preparing for the food, showing the guests the way to entrance, cleaning the bathrooms, distributing books, answering questions, etc. Most of the volunteers were from different places far from Johor Bahru, including East Malaysia, Sarawak, Sabah, Kuala Lumpur, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca, Singapore and Indonesia. Their actions and behaviors in the event best demonstrated the spirit and upward outlook of a Buddhist practitioner, which impressed the guests and guarded the Buddhism teaching.  

In addition, the collections of Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talks and Totem Inquiry videos clips were played, which inspired many attendees. During the video watching, many of them cannot help feeling about the sufferings in the chilling stories. So many men, women and children are on the verge of crisis, ranging from health issues, mental problems, marriage struggling, and family fights, etc. Master Jun Hong Lu said, “The suffering is a central concept in the Buddha’s teachings. 2,500 years ago, the Buddha has told us that there are four kinds of universal sufferings of birth, aging, sickness, and death. No one could be able to escape from any of them. Additionally, there is the suffering of having to meet or contact with those whom one hates or which one dislikes. Another mental suffering is the feeling you have to deal with when someone you love has to part from you, such as when your dear mother or father is dying in the hospital, when your kids grow up and leave home, etc. Life would be thriving if it could go through the suffering. Another suffering is being unable to obtain what one desires. Because of our desire and craving, we have to bear the suffering subsequently followed by the desire. It can also be stopped without the trigger of desire. The last one is the suffering arising from the five aggregates that constitute one’s body and mind. ”

At the end, the lucky drawing session led the event to the climax. Every attendee received a free delicate picture book which introduces vegetarian cooking with tons of practical recipes. The joy of Dharma permeated everywhere and everyone was happy. They were looking forward to the next free vegetarian tasting event in the near future.  

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Master Jun Hong Lu

Master Jun Hong Lu

Jun Hong Lu is the chairman and Director of Australia Oriental Media Buddhist Charity Association registered under United Nations Global Compact as NGO-Non Government Organisation since July 2015.