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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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 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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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 Netherlands opens its first Buddhist Children’s Class

Guan Yin Citta Netherlands opens its first Buddhist Children’s Class

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Since the opening of the first Buddhist Practice Center in Amsterdam in June 2018, Guan Yin Citta Netherlands has organized a number of activities, such as Buddhist group study session and free vegetarian tasting events to spread the Buddhist teachings of Master Jun Hong Lu and traditional Chinese culture. On October 14, 2018, Guan Yin Citta Netherlands launched a brand new Buddhist Children’s Class for free. It attracted dozens of kids and their parents, and received positive responses.

The aim of the program is to teach children Buddhist morals and ethics, help them cultivate a gracious attitude, spirit and heart with the mind of tolerance, appreciation, and compassion. By learning the basic concepts of Buddhism, children can develop a right world outlook on life and values, which will benefit them in a long term. The class also leads the children to overcome and correct inappropriate thoughts and bad habits, helping them fit and flourish in society.

The first Children Buddhist Class contained four sections, including introduction of Guan Yin Bodhisattva and other five Bodhisattvas, Buddhist story sharing, Buddhist scriptures Reading, and table manners teaching. At the start of the class, volunteer teachers showed the children how to make prostration and show respect to Buddha. After learning the names of Bodhisattvas worshipped at Guan Yin Citta, every kid kneeled down in front of the figures of Bodhisattvas and made prostrations. After that, the class processed into the Buddhist story sharing section. One of the volunteer teachers told the children a story from Master Jun Hong Lu’s books. It’s about how a jewel business man, who has been sincerely reciting The Great Compassion Mantra every day, was saved by two Bodhisattvas in a dangerous situation. The riveting story made the children realize the importance of reciting Buddhist scriptures on a daily basis and the amazing effects. Once hardships come or bad things happen, people who have been performing diligent reciting practice can receive protections from Buddha and Bodhisattva.

And then in the Buddhist Scripture Reading section, children were taught to read the “Great Compassion Mantra“, “Heart Sutra“, and “The Cundi Dharani” (Zhun Ti Shen Zhou). The children were full of confidence and chanting very well. Their positive attitude and earnest interest towards the learning moved some of the parents to tears. Some of the children were even able to recite the “Zhun Ti Shen Zhou” during the class, which was so amazing and incredible.

Another highlight of the class is the teaching of table manners. In this section, volunteer teachers taught the children the proper dinning etiquette, and Buddhist prayer before a meal to express gratitude to Guan Yin Bodhisattva. The teacher said, “When you have a meal, it is important to avoid some things. First, don’t insert your chopsticks upright in the bowl of rice, because it’s a way to offer to the spirit of a dead person. Second, don’t beat your bowl with spoons, chopsticks, because it can be associated with the behaviors of begging in the old times. Most importantly, do not point at other people with your chopsticks at the table, which is considered to be rude.” Under the guidance of teachers, the children were immersed in the traditional Chinese culture and happily enjoyed their meals in the right way.

After the class, three kids expressed their interest in reading Buddhist scriptures and took some Buddhist books home. Everyone was excited and grateful for having such a good opportunity to learn so much. They are looking forward to the next gathering in the near future.

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Guan Yin Citta, a charity led by Master Jun Hong Lu, transmits love and compassion in Singapore

Guan Yin Citta, a charity led by Master Jun Hong Lu, transmits love and compassion in Singapore

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Over the past ten months, Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door Buddhist Practice Center in Singapore, a charity led by Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu, has distributed free vegetarian food packages to low income families around Lengkok Bahru district in Redhill. The most recent endeavor was on October 21, 2018, and volunteers were positively buzzing with excitement. Each time, there were nearly 50 volunteers involved and 900 packages of nutritious vegetarian food distributed to 350 households for free.

Working with local communities, Guan Yin Citta Singapore has been giving kindness and support to these needy seniors. The charity program aims to promote vegetarian life style to local residents and help needy households have access to more nutritious vegetarian diets. Master Jun Hong Lu, the founder of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, advocates for vegetarianism as it can develop compassion in one’s heart and change a person’s life for the better. As the Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Singapore is so close to the Redhill area, it’s a good opportunity to serve the community and spread Master Lu’s Buddhist teachings in the district.

Residents received complimentary packages of vegetarian food expressed their gratitude to volunteers for their continuous support for the community. Especially for some of the elders, who are eager to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle, but limited by the physical mobility, their need to deliver food to their doors has been fully met. Meanwhile, the regular care from volunteers warms their hearts and gives them hope and spiritual sustenance. With the genuine caring and assistance, some volunteers handed out some Buddhist learning materials and Master Jun Hong Lu’s books to the residents, introducing them the benefits of Buddhist practice. The volunteers also invited them to visit Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center for more information.

Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Singapore offers daily a free vegetarian buffet with a wide selection of dishes, soups and desserts. Every year before the Dharma Talk by Master Jun Hong Lu in May and the large scale Vegetarian Tasting Event in November, the volunteers normally widely distribute flyers to promote Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and raise people’s awareness of the importance of Buddhist practice.   

The food distribution program is the practice of giving and every volunteer has been honored to be part of such meaningful activity with a good purpose, sowing the seeds of kindness in others and building up trust between each other. Over the last ten months, the volunteers have become acquainted with some of the residents. In turn, they have begun to affectionately term the volunteers as the ‘red shirt people’. Some of the volunteers even brought their children with them to take part in the activities, with the aim of teaching youth a lesson on giving. When interviewed, one of the young participants eagerly said, “I love seeing the smiles on their faces. It is only through events like this that we realize how true cliché can be—giving really is better than receiving!”

 

 

 

The altruistic and selfless acts of volunteers come from their aspiration for benefiting others. During these charity activities, they truly live in the essence of Buddhism and breathe in it with purity of mind and sincerity in action. They put Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings into practice—to be selfless and put the well-being of others above oneself. That is where life’s greatest joy comes from.

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Japan’s third Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center opens in Nagoya

Japan’s third Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center opens in Nagoya

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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.

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Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk in Manhattan, New York is a Great Success

Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk in Manhattan, New York is a Great Success

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On October 14, 2018, Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu, Ambassador for World Peace and also a spiritual teacher of 10 million followers, gave an inspirational public talk at Madison Square Garden, in Manhattan, New York. The event is spiritually inspired and riveting, making an unforgettable, life-changing impact on participants and the broader community. It attracted nearly 10,000 visitors and lasted for 4 hours from 1pm to 5pm.

The attendees include some of the leading politicians, business elites, members of the media industry and Buddhist clergy from the US and abroad, as well as Buddhist friends and volunteers from North America, Europe, the Middle East, Oceania and Asia. The domestic participants in US were from different places across West Coast to East Coast, including New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Phoenix, Colorado, Michigan, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston, Florida, etc.

The event began with the astonishing solo singing performance of Buddhist songs, presented by the world famous singer Chyi Yu. In recognition of Master Lu’s many years of outstanding contribution to the spread of Buddhism, philanthropy and world peace, Ms. Mengxian Zhang presented the World Culture of Peace contribution to Master Lu on behalf of Felix W. Ortiz, the Deputy Speaker of the New York State Assembly, and commended Master Lu’s dedications and service. New York Mayor Representative Mr. Tommy Lin praised Master Lu’s dedicated efforts and presented him with the New York Peace Contribution Award. Mr. He Xin, Chairman of the Mid – America Asian Culture Association, presented Master Lu with the World Culture of Peace Award.

Over the past 20 years, Master Lu has been dedicating to promoting the culture of peace and interfaith harmony through the peaceful philosophy of Buddhism— non-violence and compassion. His efforts have been widely recognized by the international community and have helped people around the world develop an understanding and appreciation of the traditional Chinese culture. By using plain words, Master Lu’s Dharma Talks accord perfectly with the spirit of the Dharma and meet the needs of the listeners. He explained the profound Buddhist teachings as easy to understand as possible for the public, and made Buddhism truly applicable in people’s daily lives. Across the world today, Master Lu’s Buddhist practice has helped 10 million people find spiritual refuge and liberation, thus changing their lives for the better.

Master Lu’s 10-day Dharma Propagation Tour 2018 in the US started on October 5th and then went on to New York. His public talk at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles successfully held on October 7th and attracted 10,000 people. In New York, he brought another three public talks to worldwide Buddhist friends and local people since October11th. The major event took place at the Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on October14th, providing a fitting end to the grand tour. The year of 2018 marks the sixth Dharma Propagation Tour by Master Jun Hong Lu in the US, aiming to spread Buddhism and traditional Chinese culture.

The events attracted a lot of Buddhist practitioners and followers, including some of the Westerners, from New York and other areas in the US. Many of the practitioners traveled long distances for the event, hoping to receive guidance and advice from Master Lu. Buddhist learning and practicing materials were very popular among participants at the event and all distributed for free. Over 1,000 volunteers from all over the world offered their support and help wholeheartedly throughout the event. Vegetarian food was also offered free of charge during the events.

Master Lu’s Dharma Talks are the crystallized wisdom of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. They cover a broad range of topics from history to modern life. His talk taught people how to apply the Buddhist teachings to cope with everyday issue. Sparkling with a good sense of humour and witticism, his speech is full of inspiration and provokes introspection. It was a spiritual cleansing experience for the audience to get rid of negative energy generated from afflictions and concentrate on the positive.

Master Lu’s talk shines a light on the rich and profound nature of traditional Chinese culture and humanistic Buddhism; it helps to overcome vexations in our minds. His tour worldwide indeed serves as a bridge that not only connects overseas Chinese community members across the world, but also showcases the treasure of the Chinese culture in Western societies.  

Master Lu currently serves as Chairman of both the Australia Oriental Media Group and the Australia Oriental Media Buddhist Charity Association. He is also President of the Australian Chinese Buddhist Research Centre, Honorary Visiting Professor at University of Siena in Italy, and lecturer in the areas of Buddhism and Philosophy at University of the West of Scotland in the UK.  

Master Lu is a Justice of Peace (JP) in Australia. He has been awarded the royal title of Dato’ in Malaysia and holds an advanced diploma in Counseling & Psychology (Australia). He has been promoting traditional Chinese culture, Buddhism, world peace and philanthropy for over 20 years by holding over 200 large-scale public talks in over 30 countries and regions.

Ever since 2010, Master Lu has been invited to give talks in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and San Francisco. He was also invited to speak at Harvard University and attend international peace conferences in places such as the United Nations, US Congress, and the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. Being awarded the title of Ambassador for World Peace on several occasions, Master Lu was invited by the President of the United Nations General Assembly to attend and speak at the “High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace” at UN headquarters. The forum was joined by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, UN President of General Assembly and other leaders from around the world. In both 2017 and 2018, Master Lu was invited to deliver keynote speeches at the Celebration of Vesak Day at UNESCO headquarters.

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First collaboration between Guan Yin Citta Singapore and Cambodia brings a successful free Vegetarian Feast Event in Phnom Penh

First collaboration between Guan Yin Citta Singapore and Cambodia brings a successful free Vegetarian Feast Event in Phnom Penh

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Being separated by the Gulf of Thailand, Cambodia and Singapore seem to be two distant countries far apart from each other. However, miles can’t shake something as sturdy as the strong affinities between Guan Yin Bodhisattva and Buddhist friends. Their aspiration of spreading Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu’s teachings to wide public spans the miles and helps bring about the first free Vegetarian Feast event in Cambodia held on September 22, 2018.

As a predominantly Buddhist nation, Cambodia has a population of over 97 percent who believe in Buddhism. Promoting Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door in such a place nurtured by Buddhist culture is full of importance and challenge. The cross-country Dharma propagation activity was first initiated by Guan Yin Citta Singapore and fulfilled with the close collaboration from Guan Yin Citta Cambodia. Nearly 90 Buddhist practitioners from Singapore traveled all the way north to the capital city of Phnom Penh and joined in the Dharma propagation activities. Not only did they spread flyers and Buddhist learning materials on streets, but also they released fish and tortoises. As the climax of these activities, the Free Vegetarian Feast event caused a sensation in local Chinese communities and delivered hundreds of sentient beings.

Even though this is the first time the two Buddhist practice groups collaborated together, their mutual support and hard work rewarded them with the success of the vegetarian event in local communities. Volunteers from Guan Yin Citta were delighted to welcome such a great number of Buddhist friends coming to join in the event. More than 500 Buddhist friends attended the event and the ball room was filled with crowds. Started with a chorus singing of Buddhist songs brought by volunteers from Guan Yin Citta, the beautiful melody created an atmosphere of joy and calmness. In the video sharing session, the guests and Buddhist friends watched clips from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talks and Totem Readings. In spite of the barrier of language, many Buddhist friends showed great interests in Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings and fascinated by the wisdom of Buddhism. In addition to the Dharma Talk, the heartfelt Totem Reading Cases deeply resonated with many of the guests. They were shocked to see so many people suffering in despair and lost in delusions. From other people’s stories, many guests realized that we are the heirs to our own deeds and our lives are the unfolding of karmic law.

The free vegetarian event was a great success. In the near future, there will be more free vegetarian events organized by Guan Yin Citta in Cambodia to promote Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings. Wish the Guan Yin Citta Dharma blossoms in the land, bringing happiness and inner peace to people!

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Grand Opening of Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Valencia, Spain

Grand Opening of Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Valencia, Spain

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On Monday, September 24, 2018, a grand opening ceremony of the third Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Spain took place at the port city of Valencia. The official opening of the Buddhist practice center marks a major milestone for the Guan Yin Citta Door and its development in Valencia over the past a few years. Celebrations continued on for a whole day, including a Grand Blessing Ceremony in the morning and a free vegetarian banquet in the evening. Many Buddhist friends traveled from across Spain as well as France, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Portugal, Austria, the Netherlands, and even the United States attended the celebration, which is considered exceptionally auspicious.  The memorable day is filled with blessings and joy!

For most of the last decade, the economic recession in Spain has caused many people to lose their jobs, homes and savings. Relying on the qualities of perseverance, diligence and courage, many overseas Chinese immigrants in Spain endured the hardship and withstood the economic adversity. As Guan Yin Citta Dharma spreads into the area of Valencia, more and more people are benefited from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings, not only having life issues solved, but also gaining deeper spiritual support and comfort. The wisdom of Buddhism effectively helps them rebuild their faith and alleviate from suffering. Some of the Buddhist friends even have started to recognize the inherent pitfalls of the impure mind, and begin to utilize every moment of their life in positive ways to clean karmic debts and achieve a degree of inner peace.

The grand blessing ceremony started at 10am and ended at 12pm. More than 700 Buddhist friends participated in the chanting of Buddhist scriptures and witnessed the magnificent moment. One of the Buddhist friend remarked, “The Buddhist practice center is stunning. I am so glad to be here. Spending a quiet moment in front of the statue of Guan Yin Bodhisattva made me experience an internal moment of peace and joy. I can’t help burst into tears with a warm feeling I never experienced before, greatest gratitude to Master Jun Hong Lu for bringing us such an amazing Dharma Door at the Dharma Ending Age.” To add to the hospitality of the day, volunteers from Guan Yin Citta Valencia prepared delicious vegetarian lunch for all the people attending the ceremony.

In the evening at 7:30pm, a grand vegetarian banquet was held at a local restaurant with attendance of over 800 people. The leader of Guan Yin Citta Valencia first delivered a welcome speech to thank all the guests and Buddhist friends for all their support of the Guan Yin Citta and making the organization shine in Valencia. Then all the attendees watched clips of Master Jun Hong Lu’s worldwide Dharma propagations and Totem Readings. Two of the Buddhist practitioners shared their heartfelt experiences of overcoming life difficulties by practicing Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. One of Buddhist friends successfully defeated breast cancer and the other one cured her daughter’s constipation. Coincidently, the Mid-Autumn Festival fell on the same day as the opening of Guan Yin Citta Valencia. Having so many Buddhist friends together in such a beautiful and joyous time is the best blessing and brings completeness and happiness. Wish the Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Valencia a brighter future and deliver more sentient beings!  

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New Guan Yin Ctta Practice Centre Established in Taiwan

New Guan Yin Ctta Practice Centre Established in Taiwan

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To commemorate the Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Day, a Grand Blessing Ceremony was recently held at Fuyan Huguo Zen Monastery in Yilan, Taiwan. On this blessed day, the official opening of a new Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door Buddhist Practice Centre was also held. Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door has been in Taiwan for many years. Under the leadership and guidance of Master Jun Hong Lu, the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door has propagated quickly over the past few years. Since 2013, Master Jun Hong Lu has given two large-scale Dharma Talks in Kaohsiung and Taipei, with 5,000 to 10,000 people in attendance. A number of major cities including Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Taitung, Kaohsiung, Taoyuan, Keelung, and Chiayi have established Guan Yin Citta Practice Centres, serving as the spiritual homes for many Buddhist practitioners and friends. This new centre in Yilan marks a major milestone for the development of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door in Taiwan. On this day, more than 500 Buddhist abbots, monks, practitioners, and friends from Taiwan and all over the globe attended this magnificent ceremony.

The Grand Blessing Ceremony started at 10am and was conducted in the open space area of the Ruyi Hall. This ceremony was hosted by Venerable Shi Hong Rong, the abbot of Fuyan Huguo Zen Monastery in Yilan, and Venerable Shi Wei Fang, the abbot of Ru Yi Temple in the United States. The ceremony involved chanting of Buddhist scriptures followed by a series of rituals. Statues of Shakyamuni Buddha, Guan Yin Bodhisattva, Nanjing Bodhisattva, Tai Sui Bodhisattva, Guan Di Bodhisattva, Zhou Tsang Bodhisattva, and Guan Ping Bodhisattva were blessed and then worshipped by the attendees who were present at the ceremony. An atmosphere of solemnity and reverence pervaded the area during the entire blessing session.

After the blessings, the two abbots and Venerable Shi Xin Jing, the abbot of Guan Yin Hall of Wisemans Ferry, Australia, delivered their speeches respectively. They commended the establishment of this new Buddhist practice centre in Yilan, Taiwan, as being an auspicious outcome for not only the local people, but also all Buddhists worldwide. Thanks to the blessings from Bodhisattvas, the full support of Master Jun Hong Lu, and the hard work of many dedicated people, the entire ceremony progressed smoothly.  

The Fuyan Huguo Zen Monastery was built way back in the 1961. Each year, a seemingly endless stream of pilgrims comes to worship at the monastery for the past 50 years. Now, with the establishment of the new Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Centre, visitors can experience even more spiritual benefits when visiting the place.

In the afternoon, the guests were treated with the screening of touching videos showing Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma propagation activities around the world. This was followed by Master Jun Hong Lu’s introductory Dharma messages for the people of Taiwan. Since 2015, Guan Yin Citta Practice Centres in Taipei, Kaohsiung, and Taichung have organised four large-scale Buddhist charity events, with tens of thousands of attendees having come to experience their vegetarian delicacies. Dozens of small-scale events have also been held in Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung, Chiayi, Tainan, and Yilan. The objectives of organising these events are to promote the core values of Buddhism, traditional Chinese culture, and to advocate for a compassionate vegetarian diet that brings immense benefits to our health and environment. These activities have always received great recognition as well as positive feedback from the local communities.

Hopefully, with the new establishment of the practice centre in Yilan, Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door will continue to flourish across Taiwan, and make more positive impacts on the society. In this way, more people can start to practise the Buddhism way of life and to begin applying the wisdom of Dharma into their daily lives to improve and change their destinies.




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Guan Yin Citta Frankfurt celebrates its 5th Anniversary with an amazing Gala Show and Free Vegetarian Event

Guan Yin Citta Frankfurt celebrates its 5th Anniversary with an amazing Gala Show and Free Vegetarian Event

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This year, 2018, is a special one for Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Frankfurt, Germany, as it marks half a decade since it was established in 2013. Since then, the Buddhist Practice Center has remained constant in its unwavering commitment to promoting Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings and core values of Buddhism. To celebrate the milestone of growth and development, Guan Yin Citta Frankfurt held a Buddhist cultural gala and free vegetarian feast event at the Buddhist practice center on September 9th, 2018. Hundreds of Buddhist friends converged on the beautiful central German city and brought their hearty greetings to the Guan Yin Citta Frankfurt. They represented 21 Buddhist practice groups in Europe, including Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, France, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Munich, Nuremberg, Hamburg, Berlin, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Hannover, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Bonn and Frankfurt.

The celebration started with the Buddhist cultural gala show brought by volunteers from Guan Yin Citta. They presented the guests with amazing performances, including solo singing, “Heart light”, “Praises for Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva”, Guzheng pieces of “Pipa Whisper”, “Zen heart beside the misty river”. Some Buddhist kids performed reading Buddhist stories and reciting Buddhist scriptures in chorus. The Buddhist cultural gala showcased the great charm of Buddhism and expressed Buddhist friends’ gratitude to Guan Yin Bodhisattva and Master Jun Hong Lu. Several Buddhist friends with different backgrounds shared their real life experiences of overcoming adversity by practicing Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. These heartfelt sharing aroused echoes in people’s hearts and acted as the best testimonials to the Dharma power of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. After the show, everyone enjoyed a fantastic vegetarian feast with over 40 kinds of diverse cuisines, both delicious and filling. Many guests and Buddhist friends can’t stop singing their praises of the food, and expressed their heartfelt appreciation for the meticulous arrangements and warm reception. 

Coincidentally, the day of the 5-year anniversary was also the birthday of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva. On such a special day, all the Buddhist practitioners and friends commemorated Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva and his great compassion and strong vows to guide all living beings from the hell and deny to achieve Buddhahood until all hells are emptied. Surprisingly, during the day of celebration, the rare, spectacular iridescent clouds appeared in the sky above the venue of Guan Yin Citta three times and created stunning sky display. The one occurred around 6:00 pm remained in the sky for about half an hour. It started as a small circle then grew bigger to engulf the sun and the colors changed as the cloud evolved. Everyone spotted the beautiful phenomenon felt excited and blessed.

The celebration was a huge success. Not only did it enhance morale, but also brought love and compassion that pulled every brother and sister together to become one. It is Guan Yin Bodhisattva and Master Jun Hong Lu who have given us such a warm home for the soul. And it is Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings that guide us in the journey toward unity with hope, fraternity with joy. As the spiritual home for many Buddhist friends in Germany, Guan Yin Citta Frankfurt will continue dedicating itself to transmitting love and compassion, sowing Dharma seeds and kindness, delivering more sentient beings in the 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.