Guan Yin Citta in Osaka, Japan, welcomes its first anniversary!
One year ago in 2017, with the great aspiration of spreading core values of Buddhism and delivering more sentient beings, a group of compassionate Buddhist practitioners from Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door established a Buddhist Practice Center in the beautiful harbor city of Osaka. One year later, on September 9th, 2018, the Guan Yin Citta Osaka was thrilled to welcome its first anniversary and organized a free vegetarian feast event to celebrate the milestone. Over 120 Buddhist friends and 88 volunteers from different places of Japan attended the spirit-lifting celebration.
Looking back the preparation stage in the last year, without the blessing from Guan Yin Bodhisattva and Master Jun Hong Lu, it would be impossible for the Buddhist Practice Center to be located in a convenient and spacious venue with such an affordable renting rate. The unconditional supports from other practice groups, such as Tokyo, Nagoya Shizuoka, and Ibaraki continuously added strength to Guan Yin Citta in Osaka and fueled its growth.
The celebration officially started at 12:00pm with video clips thoroughly introducing the benefits of vegetarian diet to people’s lives and environmental protection, as well as Master Jun Hong Lu’s worldwide dharma propagation activities. Then the attendees watched Totem Readings clips from Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu’s past Public Talks. The host from Guan Yin Citta Osaka also reviewed the development of the Buddhist practice center in the past year, including some of the main events and progress having been made. In the live performance segment, nine volunteers from Guan Yin Citta Osaka performed the reading of I have such a master in chorus, followed by the Yangko dance which cheered up the atmosphere. The Guan Yin Citta practice groups from Tokyo and Nagoya also jointly performed Sign Language Heart light, which received audience’s warm response.
As the proof of the effectiveness of the practice of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, Buddhist friends’ real experiences are always the focus of attention. With the dramatic reversal of brutal reality, the sincere sharing arouses echoes in many people’s hearts. One of the sharing was from a Buddhist friend who fought against cancer by performing “Three Golden Practices” according to Master Jun Hong Lu’s teachings, and miraculously cured the cancer in a short one month. Another friend who had suffered brain aneurysm, an outpouching of a blood vessel wall, also cancelled her second brain surgery due to the disappearance of the tumor after 4 month practice of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. The third Buddhist friend shared how her brother was turned from a patient with severe mental illness to a normal person with the help of reciting Buddhist scriptures, making vows, and performing life liberation.
As the event was drawing to an end, free sweepstakes were arranged and brought the event to a climax. Many free gifts were given away to Buddhist friends and practice groups to thank them all for their continuous supports, dedication and passion. Everyone was happy, absolutely excited, and bursting with gratitude. Additionally, volunteers from Guan Yin Citta Osaka specially prepared free vegetarian meals for everyone in the event. The diversified food and dishes were packed with love, kindness and gratitude, delivered the sincere give back to all the Buddhist friends and practice groups for their unconditional supports. Everyone enjoyed the delicious meals and praised for the taste.
As for the future development, the Buddhist practitioners from Guan Yin Citta Osaka would unite with one heart and one mind, continuing their concerted and unyielding efforts to the spreading of Guan Yin Citta Door and deliver more sentient beings.