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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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Master Jun Hong Lu

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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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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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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.