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Guan Yin Citta Philadelphia sends love and kindness to seniors to celebrate Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Day

Guan Yin Citta Philadelphia sends love and kindness to seniors to celebrate Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Day

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On July 21, 2019, a large-scale free vegetarian food tasting event took place at Good Friends Senior Center in Chinatown, Philadelphia. It is organized by Guan Yin Citta Philadelphia to celebrate Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Day and to send love and kindness to seniors. It is also the fourth time that Guan Yin Citta Philly held free vegetarian tasting event at this venue, not only because many seniors look forward to the fascinating performances and good food, but also because Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings shine the warm light of awareness on their thoughts and feelings. It is a rewarding experience that gives these elderly people satisfaction and brings them benefits. More than 500 people attended this event and experienced a memorable weekend gathering.

As a registered non-profit organization in US, Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Philadelphia has been committing to spreading Master Jun Hong Lu’s teachings to alleviate people’s suffering and vexation. As a world-renowned Buddhist teacher, the founder of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, Master Jun Hong Lu dedicates himself to promoting Buddhism and attainment of global harmony. Through making vows, reciting Buddhist scriptures, liberating fishes and turtles, tens of thousands of people around the world have overcome life difficulties and gained inner peace of mind. Some of his publications, Words of Wisdom and Buddhism in Plain Words teach people the Buddhist Dharma as a way of thinking and living, which also help people eradicate the confusion and gain wisdom. 

The event provides a well-rounded menu of activities that help attendees engaged and simulated. It includes free vegetarian food, lucky draw, performances, and fascinating video clips from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talks. Before the event officially started at 11:00am, there have been quite a number of people who came in admiration of Guan Yin Citta arrived at the venue. One of the attendees said, “I came here because my friend recommended it to me. She told me that it’s an eye-opening experience to learn Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings, and your vegetarian food and performances are amazing! ” Some of the seniors lost their mobility were assigned to specific seats, and helped by volunteers from Guan Yin Citta with the delivery of food and drinks. These heart-warming deeds touched many seniors and increased their interests to learn Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings. During the event, volunteers performed choral singing “Bodhi Heart”, “Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva”, dual singing “Verses to praise Guan Yin Bodhisattva”, “Listen to the sounds from the other shore of Ganges”, solo singing “Na Mo Guan Yin Bodhisattva” and “The light in the heart”. Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talks and Totem Inquiry videos also blew people’s minds. Many of the attendees were surprised to know the spiritual world is true and Law of Cause and Effect is real.

At the end of the event, one of the elderly people luckily won the 32” LED TV in the lucky draw session.  Some other participants were rewarded insulated bottles, toothpastes, and kitchen tools. Many people look forward to the next gathering in the late September and expressed their appeal to visit Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Philadelphia.

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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.

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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Dharma Propagation in Philly Vegfest 2018, Guan Yin Citta Philadelphia Chapter

Dharma Propagation in Philly Vegfest 2018, Guan Yin Citta Philadelphia Chapter

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With the arrival of the splendid summer season in Philadelphia comes an abundance of festivals and events celebrating arts, culture and food. Philly Vegfest is one of them. The festival is Philadelphia’s premier celebration of vegan and whole-food-plant-based (WFPB) lifestyles. Vendors were selling veggie hot dogs, veggie burgers, and many varieties of vegan foods in promoting the importance of consuming less meat product. On June 9th, 2018, eleven brothers from Guan Yin Citta Philadelphia Chapter attended the Vegfest event, propagating Buddhism and spreading the Buddhist philosophy to more people.

It’s quite common today that people are suffering from various types of problems, such as the problems of relating to each other, problems of dealing with anger, fights and disputes. People are feeling these problems more but are unable to find solutions for them, particularly on a personal level, in terms of their emotions and minds. That’s why Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door should be introduced to more people, regardless their ages and races, helping them alleviate from suffering and pain.

The propagation is quite successful, with almost 1000 flyers passed out in 4 hours and quite a number of books distributed for free. All the brothers worked hard together as a team to transmit the compassion, love and inner peace to all the people passing by. The Dharma music played on site and the beautifully designed banners with lotus flowers on them are quite attracting and drew many people’s attention. They stopped by and chatted happily with brothers from Guan Yin Citta Philly Chapter. Some brothers were kindly explaining questions to them, such as what Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door is, who Master Junhong Lu is and where the Chapter is located in Philly, etc. Some event attendees were fascinated by the fact that knowing Master Lu has the ability to tell one’s past, present, and future through Totem enquiry. Some brothers were busily distributing flyers and brochures to let people know the Dharma Talk in the coming October in Manhattan NY.

 

Wish the coming Dharma Talk by Master Lu in Manhattan New York a great success. May Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s grace illuminate all living beings. There will be more people freed from suffering and embracing their inner peace. Please follow us on Facebook: GuanYinCittaPhiladelphiaChapter 

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