Guan Yin Citta UK celebrates its 4th anniversary

Guan Yin Citta UK celebrates its 4th anniversary

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On Sunday, November 17th, 2019, Guan Yin Citta UK holds a 4 year anniversary celebration at the Buddhist practice center. Adhering to the goals of spreading traditional Chinese culture and essence of Buddhism, volunteers from Guan Yin Citta UK work hard together during the past four years with great efforts. Multiple free vegetarian tasting events were successfully held in some of the major cities in UK, such as Birmingham, Manchester City, Liverpool, London, Scotland, and Calf, to promote vegetarianism and Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings. Additionally, free Dharma class for children attracts many kids and cultivates their mind. Using an innovative teaching style and fun activities, volunteer teachers in the class make Buddhist teachings easier to grasp by the young minds. Various kinds of activities further enhanced their understanding about compassion, loving kindness and giving. On the day of Christmas Eve of 2018, children and volunteers walked through the busiest streets of Central London to give free Christmas gifts and cards to strangers, including homeless people who were greatly moved with tears during the freezing winter. The kids also benefit from the practice of giving, and learned how to respect parents, teachers, and take good care of siblings.

Volunteers from Guan Yin Citta UK have always been adhering to Master Jun Hong Lu’s teachings, being patriotic to the people and country, obeying the law, selflessly helping people and contributing to the society, strictly prohibited to rake in profits. Guan Yin Citta UK will continue to service local communities, providing free Dharma practice place for people to learn and cultivate Buddhism. All the Buddhist books and materials are distributed for free to the public. And the admission is free to all the activities organized by Guan Yin Citta UK. The Buddhist practice center opens seven days a week from 12pm to 5pm. Welcome to the center to start the journey of enlightenment.

Guan Yin Citta UK

Address: 8 Lyon Way, Greenford, UB6 0BN  UK, UB6 0BN London, United Kingdom

Tel: 020 3784 9104

Website: http://gycitta.org.uk/

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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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Free Fruit Giveaway at London railway station, UK Guan Yin Citta

Free Fruit Giveaway at London railway station, UK Guan Yin Citta

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Wisdom comes from a heart full of compassion. It is the compassion that leads to kindness and giving.

On August 7, 2018, around 4pm in the afternoon, volunteers from UK Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Charity Foundation organized a Free Fruit Giveaway activity at Charing Cross Station to transmit love and serve the community. The station is a central London railway terminal surrounded by Chinatown, Trafalgar Square and River Thames, acting as one of the busiest stations in UK to provide the majority of commuter and regional services to south-east London.

During the rush hour, crowds were ebbing and flowing like a tide in this area. Many people are busily running for their lives, exhausted and tired. Like the breeze in summer, giving fruits to these metro riders can not only boost their energy, but also bring them a sense of freshness and relaxation. All the volunteers from UK Guan Yin Citta were uniformly in the vibrant red color Polo T-shirts, passing out apples and oranges to the crowd with smiles. The fresh fruits attracted many people’s attentions and made it’s easier to build a conversation between volunteers and pedestrians. Many people received fruits expressed their gratitude to volunteers and UK Guan Yin Citta for their amazing kindness and selfless giving. During the period of 45 minutes propagation, there were 230 apples distributed for free and quite a number of flyers handed out.

As a charity registered under the UK charity association, UK Guan Yin Citta has been committed to improving community harmony and promoting Buddhism. The Free Fruit Giveaway is just one of the good attempts to transmit compassion and love through the practice of selflessness and giving. These virtues are vigorously advocated by Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu in his public talks and books. Moreover, UK Guan Yin Citta has been constantly promoting vegetarianism by regularly holding free vegetarian events in the communities.

In spite of the fact that volunteers’ good deeds may seem small, their ripple effects are essentially far-reaching and lasting. Master Jun Hong Lu has been emphasizing the Buddha’s teaching that “Cultivate all good, avoid all evils, and to purify one’s mind”. With the residence of loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity in every action and intention, the liberated state of mind and supreme bliss are not unattainable.

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2018 Free Vegetarian Tasting Event in North London

Free Vegetarian Tasting Event in North London a huge success, Guan Yin Citta UK

Free Vegetarian Tasting Event in North London a huge success, Guan Yin Citta UK

2018 Free Vegetarian Tasting Event in North London

On July 15, 2018, the UK Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door Buddhist Charity Foundation successfully held a Free Vegetarian Tasting Event at Islington Chinese Centre in North London. It is estimated that over 160 Buddhist friends attended this event. July 15, 2018 is also the Chinese Lunar Calendar June 3, which was the Holy Birthday of Wei Tuo Bodhisattva, the Great Dharma Guardian to protect the teachings of Buddhism. Spreading more love, kindness and compassion into the world on this special day made the event incredibly meaningful.

During the event, all the attendees watched the video clips from Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talk. From Buddhist perspective on the development of well-being, Master Jun Hong Lu comprehensively explained the importance and the benefits of the Vegetarian diet. In one of the talks, he said, “Being a vegetarian is the first step into the stream of compassion. Buddhas and Bodhisattvas have told us that all sentient beings are future Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. They have been our mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, wives, and relatives in many lives. Imagine they were born into the animal realm and you killed them for the flesh to live on, what would be more miserable than that? In the Buddhist scriptures, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas mentioned ‘do not kill’, which has become the first precept of Buddhism. Refraining from killing is to stimulate compassion, the most precious Buddha nature that everyone possesses. When we want to be committed to being compassionate towards all sentient beings, and when we are able to cultivate compassion by ourselves, we’re moving towards to the goal of eliminating the seeds of killing in our consciousness. That’s why we need to learn from Buddhas and Bodhisattvas for their great compassion, to never live on the flesh of other sentient beings. The endless killing is one of the major causes creating karmic debts and leads to samsara, the cycle of reincarnation. ” And then from the perspective of health, Master Jun Hong Lu said, “the correct vegetarian diet will not only bring us a healthy and anti-cancer alkaline body, but also make the brain more flexible, radiant and energetic.”

Master Jun Hong Lu is the Chairman of the Australia Oriental Media Buddhist Charity Association (AOMB). He has been dedicated to promoting Buddhism, vegetarianism, and cohesive multicultural communities for the past 20 years. Meanwhile, Master Lu is also the founder of the Buddhist practice, Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, with 10 million followers around the world.

The UK Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door Buddhist Charity Foundation is an affiliated organization of Australia Oriental Media Buddhist Charity Association (AOMB). It has been adheres to the core values of Mahayana Buddhism, such as compassion, wisdom, as well as leading all sentient beings to the liberation from suffering. The UK Guan Yin Citta also deeply involved in the community development, advocating for Vegetarianism, low-carbon life, and environmental protection.

After the video watching, two Buddhist friends shared their heartfelt stories about how their lives changed by performing the “Three Golden Practice” from Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, including making vows, reciting Buddhist scriptures, and making life liberations. One of the Western Buddhist friends, named Steve Walker, said, “Practicing Buddhism has helped me cope better with life’s obstacles and have a more positive outlook. Especially earlier this year when my mother passed away, I was strong enough to help my family get through a very difficult and stressful time. Following the teachings of Master Lu and his direct modern approach has made me a better, more positive person. I am deeply grateful to the selfless and honorable Master Jun Hong Lu for his dedication in preaching the Dharma and his blessings. ” Another Chinese Buddhist friend shared how he recovered from lymphatic cancer by making vows, performing recitations and life liberations. All these stories with no exceptions deeply touched the heart of every Buddha friend present. They are the testimonies of the great compassion of Guan Yin Bodhisattva, the miracle of self-awakening, and the power of Dharma.

Another highlight of this event is the delicious vegetarian food. Many volunteers poured lots of hearts and souls into the preparation work and then presented the diversified dishes, including soups, salads, appetizers, and entrees. After tasting the food, many attendees could not stop singing their praises. They were amazed at the good taste and the balanced nutrition of the meals. To be more environmental friendly, all the tableware items were made from eco-friendly materials. Most of them were biodegradable and had smaller carbon footprint on the surrounding environment.

Some of the volunteers were bravely bore the heat and stood under the sun outside the entrances of train stations and subway stations to guide attendees, which left deep impressions on the guests and made them feel warm. Even the head of the Islington Chinese Association, the landlord of the venue, was amazed at the volunteers of their high efficiency, selfless devotion, polite manner, modest attitude, and strong organizational skills. One of the VIP guests who is the chairman of another charity organization was also convinced by the excellent performances of the volunteers. He kindly invited the UK Guan Yin Citta to join their future activities in the propagation of Vegetarianism and Buddhism.

The event was quite successful. Everyone was full of joy and delighted by the fact that lots of Buddhist books and materials were handed out quickly in a short time. They were all distributed for free. Many guests were crowded at the Distribution Center to ask questions about how to start the Buddhist practice. They showed tremendous interests in the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and deep respect to Master Jun Hong Lu. Everyone is looking forward to the next gathering on July 31, 2018 to celebrate Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Day. The event will be held at Guan Yin Hall in UK Guan Yin Citta Practice Center, Units 5-6, 8 Lyon Way, Greenford, London, from 13:00pm to 17:00 pm.

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