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