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Guan Yin Citta Frankfurt celebrates its 5th Anniversary with an amazing Gala Show and Free Vegetarian Event

Guan Yin Citta Frankfurt celebrates its 5th Anniversary with an amazing Gala Show and Free Vegetarian Event

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This year, 2018, is a special one for Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Frankfurt, Germany, as it marks half a decade since it was established in 2013. Since then, the Buddhist Practice Center has remained constant in its unwavering commitment to promoting Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings and core values of Buddhism. To celebrate the milestone of growth and development, Guan Yin Citta Frankfurt held a Buddhist cultural gala and free vegetarian feast event at the Buddhist practice center on September 9th, 2018. Hundreds of Buddhist friends converged on the beautiful central German city and brought their hearty greetings to the Guan Yin Citta Frankfurt. They represented 21 Buddhist practice groups in Europe, including Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, France, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Munich, Nuremberg, Hamburg, Berlin, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Hannover, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Bonn and Frankfurt.

The celebration started with the Buddhist cultural gala show brought by volunteers from Guan Yin Citta. They presented the guests with amazing performances, including solo singing, “Heart light”, “Praises for Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva”, Guzheng pieces of “Pipa Whisper”, “Zen heart beside the misty river”. Some Buddhist kids performed reading Buddhist stories and reciting Buddhist scriptures in chorus. The Buddhist cultural gala showcased the great charm of Buddhism and expressed Buddhist friends’ gratitude to Guan Yin Bodhisattva and Master Jun Hong Lu. Several Buddhist friends with different backgrounds shared their real life experiences of overcoming adversity by practicing Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. These heartfelt sharing aroused echoes in people’s hearts and acted as the best testimonials to the Dharma power of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. After the show, everyone enjoyed a fantastic vegetarian feast with over 40 kinds of diverse cuisines, both delicious and filling. Many guests and Buddhist friends can’t stop singing their praises of the food, and expressed their heartfelt appreciation for the meticulous arrangements and warm reception. 

Coincidentally, the day of the 5-year anniversary was also the birthday of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva. On such a special day, all the Buddhist practitioners and friends commemorated Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva and his great compassion and strong vows to guide all living beings from the hell and deny to achieve Buddhahood until all hells are emptied. Surprisingly, during the day of celebration, the rare, spectacular iridescent clouds appeared in the sky above the venue of Guan Yin Citta three times and created stunning sky display. The one occurred around 6:00 pm remained in the sky for about half an hour. It started as a small circle then grew bigger to engulf the sun and the colors changed as the cloud evolved. Everyone spotted the beautiful phenomenon felt excited and blessed.

The celebration was a huge success. Not only did it enhance morale, but also brought love and compassion that pulled every brother and sister together to become one. It is Guan Yin Bodhisattva and Master Jun Hong Lu who have given us such a warm home for the soul. And it is Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist teachings that guide us in the journey toward unity with hope, fraternity with joy. As the spiritual home for many Buddhist friends in Germany, Guan Yin Citta Frankfurt will continue dedicating itself to transmitting love and compassion, sowing Dharma seeds and kindness, delivering more sentient beings in the future.

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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.

Happy Fathers Day to Master Jun Hong Lu

Happy Father’s Day to Master Jun Hong Lu

Happy Father’s Day to Master Jun Hong Lu

Happy Fathers Day to Master Jun Hong Lu

On June 17th, 2018, dozens of Buddhist friends of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door gathered together at Guan Yin Hall in Frankfurt Germany to celebrate Father’s Day for Master Jun Hong Lu. They expressed their sincere gratitude to Master Jun Hong Lu for his dedication in propagating Buddhism to the world. Wish Master Jun Hong Lu Happy Father’s Day and good health! May the Grace of Guan Yin Bodhisattva illuminate the world!

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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.

2018 Event Highlights, Guan Yin Citta Frankfurt Germany Picture 1

2018 Event Highlights, Guan Yin Citta Frankfurt Germany

2018 Event Highlights, Guan Yin Citta Frankfurt Germany

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EVENT 1   Thursday, Feb 15th, 2018

2018 Chinese New Year Celebration at Guan Yin Citta Buddhism Practice Frankfurt Chapter

The Spring Festival, also known as Chinese New Year, is one of the most important traditional holidays in China from ancient times to the present. It is celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunar Chinese calendar in which winter is over and spring is coming, and everything starts all over again. It’s a holiday worth celebrating and it also brings joy to the world. Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu has shown us, in metaphysics, the Spring Festival is a very important day. By offering the First Incense to Guan Yin Bodhisattva on the Chinese New Year eve will bring more peace and good luck for that year.

Although German Buddhist practitioners are far away from the native land, they are not alone. The German Association of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door specially arranged the veggie dumpling making in the afternoon on February 15th at Guan Yin Hall; a vegetarian dinner gathering at 6 pm, and the offering First Incense from midnight to 2 a.m. in the morning.

Around 300 Buddhist practitioners gathered together with compassion and gratitude to pray for the health of their families. On that day, a lot of Buddhist practitioners came with their family members. All the attendees were very happy. After everyone offered the First Incense, each attendee had a chance of drawing a number, according to the number order they are able to offer incense for themselves and their family members.

EVENT 2  Sunday, Mar 4th, 2018

Dharma and Health Thematic Studies with Vegetarian Function

Dozens of local Buddhist practitioners enjoyed a very delicious vegetarian lunch together, and then began the Dharma and health thematic study. First, Buddhist practitioners watched the exciting video of Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhism propagation and the 2018 Sydney Dharma Public Talk on health and precautions. Then, Buddhist practitioners listened to the remarkable radio lecture of Master Lu’s Dharma in plain terms: Dharma and Health – Seven Regimens of Health Care. Finally, three Buddhist practitioners gave their wonderful and touching speeches on the trip to Sydney Dharma Public Talk. The Buddhist practitioners were deeply grateful to their greatest and most compassionate teacher, Master Jun Hong Lu, whom, like their father, regarded them as the most loving children and finally went home to see him. Selfless Master Jun Hong Lu would travel long distance to Europe see these Buddhist practitioners. He endured too much and had given up his own time just to bless these Buddhist practitioners. Buddhist practitioners stated that they would attend Master Lu’s Dharma Public Talk more often if they ever have more opportunities. Furthermore, they truly cherish Master Jun Hong Lu and Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door as well as their affiliation with Buddha.

EVENT 3  Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Performing fish liberation for Master Jun Hong Lu on Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Birthday

Buddhist practitioners from Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door are very grateful to Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu for his dedication to the propagation of Buddhism. As a father figure, he not only helps many Buddhist friends alleviate from physical and mental suffering, but also provides advice on everyone’s daily life issues. It’s a great blessing for all the Buddhist practitioners to have such a powerful and compassionate mentor in their lives.

On the Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s birthday, dozens of German Buddhist practitioners performed fish liberations for Master Jun Hong Lu to thank for his contributions in promoting Buddhism. They sincerely prayed to Guan Yin Bodhisattva for Master Jun Hong Lu that he could stay healthy with longevity. The Dharma propagation could be smooth sailing around the world. There will be more people on the path of practicing Buddhism.

Performing life liberation is good way to accumulate tremendous virtues. It takes three forms of “giving,” including the giving of materials, the giving of Dharma, and the giving of fearlessness. The virtues accumulated are immeasurable.

By the river, many Buddhist practitioners saw the iridescent clouds and the light illuminated by Buddha. Master Lu is regarded as the primus inter pares with compassion and benevolence in contributing to the society.

EVENT 4  Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Group Study of Buddhism in Plain Terms written by Master Jun Hong Lu at Guan Yin Citta Frankfurt Chapter.

The series of books of Buddhism in plain terms are considered the fourth Golden Gem in Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. Buddhist Master Jun Hong Lu explains the profound Buddhist philosophy in simple words with vivid examples from daily life, which help readers comprehend the high-level Buddhist theories without difficulties. Master Jun Hong Lu uses an appropriate mix of diversified approaches in the teaching to guide people down a true path to awakening, alleviating from suffering and gaining happiness with the ultimate relief.

On May 1st, 2018, over 50 Buddhist practitioners from Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart attended the group study of Buddhism in plain terms. Many Buddhist practitioners felt the Buddha’s energy illuminated on their body while reading the Buddhism in plain terms. However, the comprehension of the book is depending on everyone’s foundation.

Outline:

  1. Reciting Buddhist scriptures
  2. Listen to radio broadcast of the vernacular Dharma by Master Lu.
  3. Read a vernacular Dharma as a group.
  4. Every Buddhist practitioner reads a vernacular Dharma, and share the important and beneficial sentences in this paragraph.
  5. Take note of the important sentences.
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