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Guan Yin Citta Houston holds free vegetarian tasting event to celebrate Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Day

Guan Yin Citta Houston holds free vegetarian tasting event to celebrate Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Day

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On July 20, 2019, a large-scale free vegetarian food tasting event took place at Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Houston, Texas. It is run by Guan Yin Citta Houston to celebrate Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Day and to spread Buddhist method of living to more sentient beings. The event attracts over 150 attendees and provides participatory activities incorporated Buddhist knowledge. A range of free energizing vegetarian food is served, binding all the guests together and giving each other nourishment. Many attendees said that they feel so lucky to have joined such a memorable weekend gathering and will definitely join in the next event.

Guan Yin Citta Houston is the only Buddhist practice center of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door located in the southern US. It opened in 2016, and ever since, it has been committing to spreading Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings in the metropolitan area and redoubling efforts to promote core values of Buddhism. Due to the booming of energy industry, particularly for oil and natural gas, as well as for biomedical research and aeronautics, the population of ethnic Chinese is constantly growing, making Houston a terrific place to spread traditional Chinese culture and Buddhism. Many ethnic Chinese people are eager to find the spiritual sustenance and the harbor of the soul. Through making vows, reciting Buddhist scriptures, making life liberation, many Buddhist friends in Houston have benefited from the Buddhist practice and alleviate from suffering and vexations.

The event is both entertaining and informative to the attendees, leaving them feel inspired, engaged and excited. It includes chanting Buddhist scriptures by Buddhist kids from Guan Yin Citta, playing interactive games, watching video clips from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talks and Totem Inquiry. Volunteers from Guan Yin Citta meticulously prepared over 30 kinds of delicious vegetarian food and served to attendees for free. Many attendees were amazed at the diversity and great taste of the food which aroused their interests of adopting a vegetarian lifestyle. Some of the attendees said that they feel lucky to gain informative knowledge at the event and the volunteers are really sincere and friendly.

At the end of the event, the lucky draw session leads to the climax of the event. Many attendees harvested free gifts and shared their happiness with others. Many people expressed their appeal to start the Buddhist practice and look forward to the next gathering in the near future.

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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.

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Guan Yin Citta New York sends summer breeze with love to Elmhurst neighborhood

Guan Yin Citta New York sends summer breeze with love to Elmhurst neighborhood

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On August 10, 2019, a free vegetarian tasting event takes place at P.S. 007 Louis F. Simeone district school in Elmhurst neighborhood, Queens, New York. This is the first time that Guan Yin Citta New York walks into Elmhurst neighborhood to spread Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings and connect with the people in this area. Hundreds of local residents attended the event and spent a memorable Saturday. Also, this free veggie event is a summer festival in community to celebrate the joy, food, and compassion behind vegetarian lifestyle. It is an opportunity for everyone to feel the loving kindness and strengthen the bonds with local community.

As the home to the largest and most prominent ethnic Chinese population in US, New York metropolitan area has the most solid social foundation of Chinese culture, making it easier for Buddhist philosophy to spread. Over the past five years, Guan Yin Citta New York has been steadily growing and has established three Buddhist practice centers in Flushing, Brooklyn, and Chinatown Manhattan respectively. The non-profit organization collaborates with local communities and makes efforts to spread love and compassion. Also, the non-profit organization regularly holds large scale free community events, such as free vegetarian events, to make people vividly feel the power of Buddhism and the urgency to start the Buddhist practice. Many local people have benefited from Master Jun Hong Lu’s teachings and overcome life difficulties. More importantly, many of them ultimately found their spiritual sustenance and making vows to help more people alleviate from suffering.

The event at Elmhurst neighborhood includes singing performances, informative introduction of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, and amazing video clips from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talks and Totem Inquiry. Volunteers from Guan Yin Citta thoroughly introduced the differences between superstitious practice and Buddhist practice. Learning Buddhism is to find our true self and understand the nature of mind. It is an education to get rid of bad habits and cultivate pure mind. During the event, free vegetarian meals were served and attendees were impressed by the warmth, sincerity and passion of the volunteers. Many of the attendees said, they feel lucky to have joined such an amazing activity to learn so much informative knowledge. They will definitely come to visit the Buddhist practice centers in New York. And they also look forward to the next gathering in the near future.

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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.

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Canada’s third Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center grandly opened in Montreal

Canada’s third Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center grandly opened in Montreal

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On July 28, 2019, Canada’s third Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center grandly opened in the largest city of Quebec province, Montreal. It marks a big milestone for Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door in its fast spread in North America. To celebrate the magnificent event, over 100 Buddhist friends and volunteers from US, Europe, and other places of Canada gathered together at Montreal and spent a memorable day. The Sunday morning celebration includes a blessing ceremony and a free vegetarian event. Quite a number of local residents also attended the gathering and expressed their best wishes to the new Buddhist practice center.

Since the very first Buddhist Practice Center established in Toronto, Canada, the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door has been spreading and flourishing in the country. Master Jun Hong Lu, the founder of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and the world-renowned Buddhist teacher, has visited Canada four times to give inspirational speeches and Dharma Talks to local people. His visits caused a sensation and aroused many people’s interests in learning Buddhism. The opening of the third practice center continues Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door’s Buddhist philosophy: bringing together a sense of compassion, selfless dedication, and the great strength of relieving the suffering, and will commit to promote Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings.

The blessing ceremony officially started at 10:00am in the morning. With the chanting of Buddhist scriptures in chorus, the six figures of Guan Yin Bodhisattva, Nanjing Bodhisattva, Tai Sui Bodhisattva, Guan Di Bodhisattva, Zhou Tsang Bodhisattva and Guan Ping Bodhisattva were fully blessed and worshipped by Buddhist friends and practitioners. After the ceremony, free vegetarian meals were served and many local attendees consulted about the details of the Buddhist practice. And the volunteers were patiently answered all their questions and recommended learning materials to them. A tranquil atmosphere of peace, harmony and joy prevailed in the center and everyone could feel Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s blessings from above.  

Great thanks to all the volunteers for their selfless dedications and hard work. Wish the Guan Yin Citta Montreal the Pure Land in the world of the Five Turbidities and bring people brightness and hope.

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Grand Free Vegetarian Tasting Event in Paris promotes Master Jun Hong Lu’s upcoming Dharma Talk in Europe

Grand Free Vegetarian Tasting Event in Paris promotes Master Jun Hong Lu’s upcoming Dharma Talk in Europe

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On July 7, 2019, a large scale free vegetarian tasting event took place at Lune de Miel restaurant in Belleville neighborhood of Paris, France. Almost 1000 people attended the event and spent a memorable day to share food, good company and entertainment. This is a free event, run by Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Association of Paris dedicated to promoting core values of Buddhism and traditional Chinese culture. It is also a good opportunity to promote the upcoming Dharma Talks by Master Jun Hong Lu in Paris and Amsterdam in September 2019. As a world-renowned Buddhist teacher, Master Jung Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings have helped tens of thousands of people connect with Buddhist wisdom and overcome life’s difficult challenges.

Over the past years, Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Association of Paris has been committed to seeking ways to apply the insights from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings to situations of social, health, injustice and help people alleviate from suffering. The non-profit organization is closely connected to the local communities and has organized diverse activities, such as free Dharma class for kids, free vegetarian events to spread Buddhism and the essence of traditional Chinese culture. As the founder of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu has been dedicated to promoting world peace and presented with various awards and honors by the international community. During the past few years, Master Jun Hong Lu has been invited multiple times as a keynote speaker for the Commemoration of the United Nations Vesk Day, which was held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.

The grand free vegetarian event consists of several sessions, including inspiring speech video by Master Jun Hong Lu , educational Totem Inquiry Cases, delicious vegetarian meals, testimonies from Buddhist friends, and amazing performances by Buddhist kids from Guan Yin Citta reciting Great Compassion Mantra. Although many of the attendees joined the event for the first time, they came with no idea of what they were getting into and left committed to a whole foods plant-based diet and new perspective of living a Buddhist life. They not only discovered the advantages of vegetarian food, but also learned the benefits of Buddhist practice, which can navigate one’s life goes smoother. At the end, many attendees consulted volunteers about the practice and require the tickets for the Dharma Talk in September 2019. One of the attendees said, “I really look forward to the conference every two years, knowing that I will be able to reach out to wonderful people and that I will leave feeling inspired by the outstanding speech by Master Jun Hong Lu. It will definitely be the highlight of my year. ”

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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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A New Year Gala to Send Warmth and Spread Good Cheers by Guan Yin Citta Tokyo

A New Year Gala to Send Warmth and Spread Good Cheers by Guan Yin Citta Tokyo

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The end-of-year holiday season is a time to celebrate the hard work and the year’s successes. To sincerely appreciate the support from Buddhist friends and local communities, Guan Yin Citta Tokyo held a grand gala at Higashi-Ojima on December 27, 2018 from 18:30 pm to 21:00pm. It attracted over 200 people and offered one of the best platforms to bring the Buddhist teachings to life.

During the past 3 years, under the blessings from Guan Yin Bodhisattva and Master Jun Hong Lu, Guan Yin Citta Tokyo has been serving Buddhist friends and local communities with love and compassion. Many people facing hardships and immense struggles ultimately went through tough times by applying Buddhist wisdom to their own lives.

The past 2018 was another productive year for the Guan Yin Citta Tokyo. The Buddhist Practice Center faced challenges in many areas of the work. But thanks to the steadfast support of all the Buddhist friends and volunteers, Guan Yin Citta Tokyo keeps thriving and has made concrete achievements. More and more new Buddhist friends are engaged in the Buddhist practice and learning Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings. A brand new Buddhist Practice Center grandly opened in Nagoya on October 27th, 2018. Several large scale free vegetarian food tasting events and life liberation activities were organized and boosted the sphere of influence of Guan Yin Citta in Tokyo.

The spectacular gala show was prepared and presented by volunteers from Guan Yin Citta.  Series of spectacular performances amazed the audience, including singing, dancing, reading, and Tai Chi performances. Some Buddhist friends shared their touching stories about how they faced life hardships and come out stronger and wiser by learning Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings. Their heartfelt stories touched many people and inspired them to focus on the core values of Buddhism.

In addition to the excellent presentation, music, and food, the guests were able to participate in a giveaway drawing session. Some lucky attendees received beautiful gifts from the free giveaway. They had a wonderful time watching the shows and tasting delicious vegetarian food for free.

Last year has come and gone, the Guan Yin Citta Tokyo is looking forward to a new year that brings new challenges and opportunities. Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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Guan Yin Citta Ireland celebrates its first anniversary

Guan Yin Citta Ireland celebrates its first anniversary

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On November 4, 2018, Guan Yin Citta Ireland celebrates its very first milestone year with a free vegetarian event at the Buddhist practice center. It is an opportunity to give back to the community and thank all of those who have contributed to making the Buddhist practice center what it is today. More than 100 guests and Buddhist friends attended the event and had a memorable day.

Led by Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu, Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Dublin, Ireland is the spiritual home for all those interested in Buddhism to learn and practice Buddhist teachings. It is a place to seek true happiness and freedom from suffering. Since its opening in 2017, Guan Yin Citta Ireland has been intensively involved in spreading Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings to the communities through various activities. Through practice, many Buddhist friends and practitioners find a path towards building a more joyful and compassionate life for themselves and for those whom they cherish.

The celebration started at 11am in the morning and lasted for four hours. Before the celebration began, guests and Buddhist friends prayed at the Guan Yin Hall, worshipping the Guan Yin Bodhisattva and other five Bodhisattvas. After the prayer, everyone gathered in another room and joined in an interesting free gift contest focusing on Buddhist knowledge and concepts from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings. The participants who answered the questions correctly received beautiful gifts from Finland. Many people participated actively in the contest and competed to answer the questions, such as the names of the five major Buddhist Bodhisattvas in Buddhism and the qualities they represent respectively. Through videos of Master Lu’s Totem reading cases and introductions of volunteers, people became better acquainted with Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings and the Law of Cause and Effect. At the same time, guests and Buddhist friends enjoyed delicious vegetarian buffet meticulously prepared by Guan Yin Citta volunteers. The singing performances were also incredibly good and many people were touched.

The first anniversary celebration would not have been possible without the untiring dedication of volunteers. In the last year, many volunteers came to help people and maintain the practice center almost every day. They did an excellent job of guiding new friends in the recitation of Buddhist scriptures and making sure they followed the right steps in practice. There is nothing the volunteers can’t do when they put their hearts and minds to it. Looking back at the milestone of Guan Yin Citta Ireland and all of the achievements to date, volunteers look ahead to continuing to improve the Buddhist practice center in order to spread Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings and to benefit more people.  

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