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