Guan Yin Citta in a Top-tier University
Congratulations to Master Lu for his Successful Talk at Harvard University
Harvard University has a long and rich history. It is considered to be a leading university in the world, gathering the outstanding individuals from all fields. Since its establishment centuries ago, many high-profile graduates have passed through this distinguished university, including seven former Presidents of the United States. This demonstrates the high status of Harvard University in the fields of politics, economics, and culture in the United Statesand around the world. Harvard University inherited the tradition of Cambridge University, and fostered the establishment of the Ivy League. It highly respects tradition and heritage, as well as great masters of all fields.
On 29th September 2012, Master Jun Hong Lu, who is respected as the “great master for the mind” and the “Ambassador for World Peace”, was invited to Harvard University to give a public talk. The talk seamlessly integrated concepts from Mahayana Buddhism and traditional Chinese Chan culture. This was another highly anticipated event after Master Lu was honoured with the “World Peace Award (Buddhism)” from the Unity of Faiths, United Kingdom in July this year.
Exquisite and elegant, the century-old John Knowles Paine Concert Hall at Harvard University had just hosted Mr Barack Obama, the President of the United States. It now welcomes the world-renowned Buddhist Master, Master Lu. On the day of the event, the Concert Hall was a scene of joy. Followers came from all over the world, including Boston, New York, Washington, Seattle, San Francisco, and California in the United States, as well as Canada, France, Denmark, and Belgium. Other attendees included the abbot from the Thousand Buddha Temple,chairmen of not-for-profit organisations in the United States, and many other western friends. There were also doctors, lawyers, professors, businessmen, and other elites. Harvard students, researchers from various institutions, and followers from other countries and regions also participated in this highly anticipated event. Everyone warmly welcomed Master Lu, who has travelled such a long distance to give an inspiring talk on Buddhist teachings.
The talk commenced at 2pm at Harvard University. The audience gave a heartfelt standing ovation to welcome Master Lu, the world-renowned Buddhist Master, as he walked onto the stage with great energy. Many audience members took photographs to capture his charisma. The topic was “Compassion and Wisdom – Buddhism Changes Life”. With great wisdom, Master Lu opened his talk straight to the topic, and stated that Buddhism is one of the most effective ways to change our lives. In order to help ourselves and to change our lives, we need to help others as well. The foundation for changing our fate and fortune is to have compassion. When we think of others more than ourselves, our desires are reduced, our minds are purified, and we will no longer be influenced by our surroundings. We can then take control and change our lives. Master Lu analysed, explained, and provided guidance on everyday life through Buddhist teachings. This made a significant impact on the audience, providing them with inspiration and knowledge.
Master Lu’s talk was philosophically profound and very applicable to the current times. The talk was passionate and sincere, deeply moving the audience. Many members of the audience were elites from around the world. They were receptive to new ideas and had positive interactions with Master Lu. This was an unforgettable experience for many and the audience benefitted significantly. In the past, Buddhism may have been difficult for some to understand. However, after attending the talk, many found that Buddhism is actually in everyday life. Buddhism can be applied to our thoughts, actions, and behaviour, as well as to help us to correct our wrongdoings. We are then able to redefine our path to a healthy life. Through the methods of applying Buddhism, we can perceive problems clearly and analytically, helping us to take control and change our lives.
During the talk, Master Lu dedicated valuable time to provide guidance to the audience. Questions were relating to the secrets of the universe, metaphysics, life and fortune, and more. Master Lu’s extensive knowledge and precise answers were well received by the audience, and was met with many rounds of applause.
On the day, a gentleman named Colin from California shared his personal experience of how he miraculously recovered from a genetic illness through practising Buddhism. He also described how he was able to successfully sell his properties in a very short period of time. He exclaimed that Guan Yin Citta is truly amazing. This demonstrates that Guan Yin Citta is a method for practising Buddhism that is beyond geographical borders and is for the entire world. Guan Yin Citta is deeply appreciated by those from a Chinese background, as well as elites. Guan Yin Citta does not only save one group of people, it is saving everyone who has karmic affinity with Buddhism.
In fact, our true nature is pure, and our minds are connected with one another. Our relationships with other people, with the environment, and with society are meant to be peaceful and harmonious. The world is meant to be peaceful. However, all of these depend on our minds. Through practising Buddhism, we are able to attain wisdom and understand the meaning of life. Guan Yin Citta is our gateway to the wisdom of life.
Master Lu’s trip to Harvard University had delivered profound Buddhist teachings. It also helped Buddhist followers of diverse backgrounds to further their friendships and understanding of each other, while they experienced the charm of Chinese Chan culture. Everyone praised Master Lu for his compassion, wisdom, warmth, and friendliness. The abbot of the Thousand Buddha Temple was deeply moved and respected Master Lu as a Bodhisattva. All attendees expressed that it was an honour to encounter Guan Yin Citta and to meet Master Lu at Harvard University.
Master Lu’s talk at Harvard University was a success. Guan Yin Citta has now entered the world-class educational institution, and its light will shine on more people, helping them to receive the benefit of learning traditional Chinese culture and practising Buddhism.
Master Lu is honoured with the “British Community Honours Award”
Warmest congratulations to Master Jun Hong Lu for being honoured with the “British Community Honours Award”at the House of Lords, United Kingdom. On 1st October 2012, the award ceremony took place at the UK Parliament House. This award was presented by members of the British Royal Family and it isone of the highest recognitionsof the Commonwealth ethnic communities.
This well-deserved recognition for Master Lu was anticipated by many. For the past few decades, Master Lu has been propagating traditional Chinese culture and helping people through his Buddhist teachings. His outstandingcontributions to world peace and humanity have now received the highest affirmation and respect.
Master Lu is the founder of the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. With great compassion,Master Luhas been selflessly dedicating himself to help and benefit people for the past few decades.Through the Buddhist practice of great courage and great compassion, Master Luhas been propagating Buddhism for everyday lifeto people around the world. In merely a few years,there are over7 million people following Master Lu’s teachings. With the spirit and compassion of Mahayana Buddhism, they are helping others to experience the effects of practising Buddhism while changing their own lives and finding the ultimate happiness from practising Guan Yin Citta. For years, Master Lu hasbeen continuously promoting traditional Chinese culture to the world for its ideals and essence to be widely accepted and appreciated.
Master Lu has moved many people through his exemplification of Buddhist practice, and has also made a global impact through his Buddhist teachings over the past few decades. The “British Community Honours Award”representsan affirmation for Master Lu as well as Guan Yin Citta for the positive global impact. Guan Yin Citta is now blossoming onthe world stage. Master Lu will continue to devote his life topromote Chinese culture, to strengthen the harmony and stability of society, and to support the development of humanity and world peace.
The “British Community Honours Award” is a special award that is recognised by her majesty the Queen and has been established for 11 years. Each year, this award ispresented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the welfare and harmony of society in areas including education, politics, business, law, humanity, and environment. This annual award is presented by the British Royal Family and members of parliament.
Chinese Chan Culture and Guan Yin Citta (Part 1)
Interview with Master Lu, President of 2OR Australia Oriental Radio
1. Connected by Karmic Affinity, Gathered in Germany
The majority of Chinese people living in Australia would know Mr. Jun Hong Lu. This is not because he is the President and Director of 2OR Australia Oriental Radio, the Vice President of 128 community groups for the Australian Chinese communities, the President of the Australian Chinese Buddhist Research Centre. Compared to these titles, most people would probably respect Mr. Lu as “Master Lu”, or “Master”.
It is because Master Lu has been providing guidance to people, helping them to overcome difficulties in life, and encouraging them to perform good deeds.
In the summer of 2011, with the help of the Chinese communities in Europe, especially in Germany, Master Lu arrived in Frankfurt for his European tour to propagate Buddhist teachings. During his stay in Frankfurt, despite his extremely busy schedule, Master Lu was interviewedon the topic of the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door.
It is understandable that our conversation started with Guan Yin Citta.
Master Lu said, “Guan Yin Citta is a Dharma Door that is especially suitable for the Age of Dharma Decline. It focuses on the illnesses of the human mind after we have experienced excessive turmoil in life. To a certain extent, mental illnesses are more serious than physical illnesses. In fact, physical illnesses are the results of mental illnesses. We may not know that the cause of discomforts in our body is our unhappiness. Our organs are linked to our mental wellbeing. Nowadays, many people have physical illnesses because they are obsessed with enjoying material possessions and they are neglecting their mental wellbeing. Guan Yin Citta has been introduced in a timely manner,as it helps us to alleviate pain and to eliminate the root of illnesses. Guan Yin Citta alsohas a specialmeaning. It is a method for improving the wellbeing of our heart and mind.”
Now, what is the relationship between modern medical science and Guan Yin Citta?
Master Lu believes that to many people who are practising Guan Yin Citta, they would consider Master Luto be a psychologist. “In Buddhist practice, we cultivate for a better self and a better life. We improve ourselves by returning to our true nature.We improve our lives by taking care of our body and being mindful about our behaviour. A calm and peaceful mental state means less worries and illnesses. Many people have illnesses because they cannot let go of their attachments. A person who is happy would have positive influences and make active contributions to society. A person who is in poor health is likely to have negative thoughts, which often leads to further physical discomforts. Many physical illnesses are in fact related to “spiritual illnesses” (note: in Buddhism, this refers to illnesses due to karma), and are incurable by modern medical science. Everyday we experience pressures from our surroundings. If a person is not able to withstand the stress, then this person would experience a mental breakdown. When the mind breaks down, the body would also break down. The prosperity of a nationrelieson proper management; the success of an organisationdepends on business management; and the wellbeing of the mind and body requires the management of the mind. Guan Yin Citta is like the commander of an army,who helps people to realign their thoughts and conceptswhen there are deviations,and to eliminate negative influences in their minds by increasing their power.”
Guan Yin Citta is not just a Buddhist term – it is truly a beneficial method for everyone to achieve the wellbeing of the mind and body.
2. How to Practise Guan Yin Citta?
So how do you practise under the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door? This is what Master Lu said:
“The ultimate truth is that, Guan Yin Citta is about realigning your mind. It is about resolving conflicts that we encounter in society and at work. Through the methods of performing recitations, performing Life Liberation, and making Great Vows, we can resolve issues such as interpersonal conflicts, and more.”
Master Lu also answered with a smile: “For example, the recitation of the Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou) and the Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching) are the foundations of Guan Yin Citta. All sutras and mantras included in the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door reference the “Buddhist Recitation Collection by Mr. Zhao Puchu”, produced by Mr. Zhao Puchu, former President of the Chinese Buddhist Association. No modifications have been made to the sutras and mantras. This includes the Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou), the Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching), the Ten Small Mantras (Shih Hsiao Chou), and the Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance (Li Fo Ta Chan Hui Wen). In the Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching), the meaning of “no attachment” is to “have no attachments or obstacles”. Our hearts will be fearless if we have no attachments or obstacles. We are then able to distance ourselves from the state of delusions, which results from clinging to worldly matters. In life, we often believe thatour possessions are real, but they are in fact false projections. When we let go of all fame and fortune, we can then cultivate our minds and be free of greed, hatred and ignorance.”
However, according to the personal observations of the reporter over the years, this is very difficult to do. At least, the reporter cannot achieve this. It is uncertain whether others can.
In fact, Master Lu gives Dharma Talks at 2OR Australia Oriental Radio every week. Master Lu talks about “Buddhism in everyday life” for the audience, including how Buddhism emphasises on compassion and not harbouring hatred. Guan Yin Bodhisattva embodies compassion. To have compassion in our hearts is to have Bodhicitta, so that we can obtain wisdom. Only when we have the heart of profound wisdom, will we have great mercy and compassion in our hearts. Guan Yin Citta is in fact Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Dharma Door.
Chinese Chan Culture and Guan Yin Citta (Part 2)
Interview with Master Lu, President of 2OR Australia Oriental Radio
3. From Broadcasting to Propagating Buddhism
Master Jun Hong Lu was born in Shanghai, China, into a family of scholars and artists who have deep connections with Confucism and Buddhism. Inspired and guided by his father, Master Lu was introduced to the ideals of Confucismfrom an early age. He also had a rich knowledge of music and was proficient with many musical instruments. Growing up and nourished in an artistic environment, the naturally talented Master Lu became a teacher for the opera class of the Shanghai Theatre Academy at a young age. In 1982, Master Lu was invited to Beijing to perform atthe grand Chinese opera performancein commemoration of the 20thdeath anniversary of Mei Lanfang. He was the accompanist for Mr. Mei Baojiu and Mr. Mei Baoyue, and later published a vinyl recording from the event. Master Lu performed as a conductorfor orchestras in many theatrical academies as well as large-scale performances, demonstrating his outstanding musical talents. His exceptional public speaking and organisational skills have also been highly commended.
Master Lu arrived in Australia in 1989 and continued a career in music education. In 1990, he was invited by the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, and received remarkable recognition for his lecture on “The method of presentation of music in the traditional Chinese opera”. Since then, Master Lu has dedicated himself to promoting traditional Chinese arts and culture. He had helped to define a new ground for the local Chinese community with his highly-developed talents and broad spectrum of knowledge.
The experience and success in his music career is one of the significant chapters in Master Lu’s life. This perhaps foretold his later success in the media industry and becoming the most popular “Prince of Broadcasting”.
In July 1998, Master Lu began his radio broadcasting career in a Chinese radio station in Sydney as a radio program host.Because of his authentic Mandarin pronunciation, clear and bright voice, and his enthusiastic and humorous presentation style, Master Lu always had positive interactions with the listeners, thus gainingan increasing number ofsupporters over time. He found true happiness and contentment through thein-depthcommunications on a spiritual level, which has formed a foundation for the propagation of Buddhist teachings in later years.
Master Lu was passionate and has realised his full potential in Australia. In addition to his workat the radio station, Master Lu still attended various performances and charity events. He truly believed that to give is more rewarding than to receive, and he would constantly put this into practice. In the grand charity event “Rich and Poor Banquet” held at the University of New South Wales by Oxfam International in 1998, Master Lu performed in an instrumental ensemble with Aboriginal performers. It was very well received with thunderous applause from the audience.
As a Buddhist with a deep connection with Confucism and Buddhism since childhood, Master Lu actively promotes Buddhist ideals while setting an example to others. He participated in charity performances, andwas also personally involvedinvarious charity work. After reading a locally distributed Buddhist publication, “Tzu Chi Ren”, he immediately phoned the President of Tzu Chi Foundation to apply fora volunteer position. Every Tuesday, Master Lu would drive the fellow volunteers to a nursing home and provide care for the elders. Regardless of the external factors or his own physical wellbeing, he never missed a single day during his five years of service. This shows the great compassion from deep within.It surpasses the ordinary, and demonstrates the spirit and integrity of a true Buddhist.
Master Lu is both a philanthropist and a well-known social activistin Australia. In 1998, he founded and became the President of the Australian Opera Research Centre (later renamed as the Australian Chinese Opera & Media Association). In the same year, in response to major flooding in China, Master Lu organised a disaster relief charity performance, and donated the $20,000 raised to the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China to help the people who were affected.
Today, Master Lu has been working in the Chinese media sector in Australia, as well as been in the role of the President of the radiostation in the past 14 years. For decades, he has been propagating Buddhism and traditional Chinese culture. Master Lu is highly regarded by the local Chinese listeners. As a well-known leader in the Chinese community and the media industry, he has always promoted the cultural exchange between Australia and China, and has received significant recognition from the Australian mainstream society.
4. What is Mercy and Compassion?
The essence of the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door is mercy and compassion.
Master Lu stated, “What is to have mercy for others even if they are not connected to you, and to have compassion for others as if you are a single entity?To have mercy is when you see others having difficulties, and you have a desire from your heart to help them – this is mercy. To have compassion is when you see others are in trouble, and you haveempathy, as if their pain is yours. A person without the right mindset would not be able to keep many things, including wealth and health. The main purpose of practising Guan Yin Citta is to help people to improve the way they think, so they do not escalate conflicts. Many political ideals of Chairman Mao originated from Buddhism. You will not possess the things that you wish for if you do not have the internal qualities, even though you may be externally rich in resources.
“Practising Guan Yin Citta helps us to cultivate our minds. The way we think will evolve if our mind is at peace. When we have disagreements,we refrain ourselves from getting into conflicts with others. We can resolve the issues in a calm manner by viewing the issues from a higher perspective.From a Buddhist perspective, viewing of these issues surpasses the conventions of everyday life, and many conflicts and difficulties would be easily resolved.”
Master Lu revealed that Guan Yin Citta gradually evolved over the past three years through the weekly radio program, “The Art of Applying Comprehensive Metaphysics”. This is an all-encompassing radio program, which covers Feng-Shui concepts, Totem Enquiries, Buddhism explained in plain terms, and more. This has attracted many listeners. Master Lu propagates the concepts and the practice of Buddhism through the compassion and inspirations from Guan Yin Bodhisattva. With the radio station as a medium, this has evolved into the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door of today.
According to Master Lu, propagating Buddhist teachings is not only the responsibility of venerables. As a Buddhist, he felt that he should incorporate Confucism within Buddhism, as well as teaching people the ideals of Confucism, which are based on the proper beliefs of Buddhism.
There are over 7 million people following the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door.
Propagating Chinese Chan Culture to the World
Interview with Master Jun Hong Lu,
President of the Australian Chinese Buddhist Research Centre
During severalprevious interviews in Sydney, the well-known Australian Chinese leader MrDeBao Xiang mentioned a number of times about Master JunHong Lu, the President of the Australian Chinese Buddhist Association and the President of 2OR Australia Oriental Radio. Mr Xiang said that Master Lu dedicates himselftoteaching Chinese Chan Buddhism and has become the master of many peoplefor their minds and souls, helping them to overcome difficulties and conflicts in life. In a recent interview with Master Lu, the reporterlearned that the world of Master Lu is filled withthe Buddha’s Light, and is truly without borders.
Master Lu was born in Shanghai, China, into a family of scholars and artists who have deep connections with Confucism and Buddhism. Since a young age, he has developed a strong interest in the deep and profound Chinese Chan Buddhism. He diligently studied Buddhism, including the Buddhist collectionproduced by Mr Zhao Puchu, former President of the Chinese Buddhist Association. Over the years,Master Lu received valuable teachings and instructions from many great Buddhist teachers and venerable masters which helped him to attain the true essence of Chinese Chan Buddhism.
Master Lu immigrated to Australia in the 1980s and has since started his legendary life. In 1998, he began his radio-broadcasting career in a Chinese radio station in Sydney as a radio program host.He has authentic Mandarin pronunciation, a clear and bright voice, and always has an enthusiastic and humorous presentation style. Master Lu has positive interactions with the listeners, and has gainedan increasing number ofsupporters over time. Not long after, he became the President of the Chinese radio station. In 2007, Master Lu established 2OR Australia Oriental Radio, holding the roles of the President and Director. For the past 14 years, he has been teaching Chinese Chan Buddhism and traditional Chinese culture to over 100,000 local and overseas listeners through radio and videos. Master Lu is the founder of the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door.
The essence of Guan Yin Citta is mercy and compassion. To have mercy for others even if they are not connected to you, and to have compassion for others as if you are a single entity. The main purpose of practising Guan Yin Citta is to help people to improve the way they think, so they do not escalate conflicts. The radio program that Master Lu hosts, ‘The Art of Applying Comprehensive Metaphysics’, is extremely popular amongst Chinese listeners around the world. Listeners are from different age groups and backgrounds, includingacademics and scholars with doctorate and masters degrees, engineers, workers from all sectors, and students ofalllevels.
‘The Art of Applying Comprehensive Metaphysics’ is an all-encompassing radio program. Master Lu explains Buddhism in plan terms to teach people the Proper Faith in Buddhism, and to help people to understand Buddhist concepts and cultivate their minds. Through his unique method of teaching metaphysics concepts, Master Lu propagates Chinese Chan culture and Guan Yin Citta. He has published many books including ‘Buddhism in Plain Terms’, and ‘Heaven, the Spirit Realms and Us’ to promote Buddhist teachings. All books are for free distribution. He firmly believes that learning Buddhism is about learning the virtues of the Buddha. We live our life by incorporating the ethics, concepts, and essence of Buddhism. We practise Buddhism to cultivate our minds. We feel restless if our minds are not calm. Once we have purified our minds, we are able to concentrate and recognise our pathway to Buddhahood. We obtain the understanding of causality, birth and rebirth within the six realms, and the karmic conditions in our lives. Master Lu provides guidance to followers through the wisdom of Buddhism, and encourages them to perform good deeds including performing recitations and practising vegetarianism. Numerous people have experienced various effects from practising Guan Yin Citta. Many people have recovered from illnesses, found happiness, and changed their lives. Followers have found confidence and have become benevolent in helping others. When we are calm and have an open mind, we will think of others and realise that to give is more rewarding than to receive.
In 2006, the 7th Living Buddha Tulku Drupkang, and the other six Living Buddhas visited Australia to promote Tibetan Buddhism. They gave Dharma Talks throughout Australia. Master Lu accompanied them over the entire course of the tour and had benefited profoundly from it: He received initiation, blessing and guidance from the Living Buddhas. As a result, Master Lu was able to deepen hisunderstanding of the profound Chinese Chan Buddhism.
Confuciusm, Buddhism and Taoism are very important in Chinese traditional culture, which has a long history of over 5000 years. Schools of Confuciusm have been established in many countries and the concepts of Confuciusmhave been accepted worldwide. In contrast, Chinese Chan Buddhism with over 1800 years of history has not been widely recognised. During the Tang Dynasty, Venerable Jianzhen travelled long distances to propagate Buddhism to Japan. It has since become a legend passed down by many generations in China and Japan, and has strengthened the friendship between the two countries. In recent decades, only a few venerable masters have travelled overseas to promote Chinese Chan Buddhism. To the rest of the world, Chinese Chan Buddhism is still considered to be behind the veil. Master Lu dedicates his efforts in the cultural exchange between Australia and China. In 2011, he began his world tour to promote Chinese Chan Buddhism and Guan Yin Citta. Since then, Master Lu has been invited by followers from many countries and regions to hold grand Dharma Functions, ‘The Art of Applying Comprehensive Metaphysics’. The world tour included the UK, US, France, Germany, Denmark, Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Master Lu now has over 7 million followers around the world, and his website has over 30,000 visitors per day. The numbers are increasing all the time.
To conclude the interview, Master Lu mentioned that propagating Buddhist teachings is not just the responsibility of venerable masters. As a lay Buddhist who has studied Buddhism for many years, he believes that it is his duty to propagate Buddhist teachings. Master Lu is determined to continue to put in his best efforts to propagate Chinese Chan culture and Guan Yin Citta.
Master Lu taking traditional Chinese culture onto the world stage
A gem treasured by world heritage and the finest representation of humanity, Chinese culture has over 5000 years of profound history, bringing great value to the posterity. It has been well respected and promoted by countries around the world, making a global impact.
A Buddhist Master lives in Sydney, Australia. He is a well-known leader of the Chinese community and the media sector, as well as the founder and President of 2OR Australia Oriental Radio. He promotes Chinese culture through modern broadcasting technologies, including the radio and Internet. He travels around the world to teach traditional Chinese culture and Buddhism, and he helps people without material returns. He is Master Jun Hong Lu.
Master Lu is the founder of the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. Since 1997, he has been promoting Chinese culture and Buddhism through his weeklylive radio programs, including ‘The Art of Applying Comprehensive Metaphysics’ and ‘Buddhism in Plain Terms’. The recordings of these radio programs are also available for download on the Internet. The programs are well received by Buddhist followers around the world. As of today, there are over 7 million Buddhists following Master Lu’s teachings. Now the total visitors of the website reached 30 million. Since 2010, Master Lu has held over 100grand Dharma functions to promotetraditional Chinese culture and Chan Buddhism around the world, includingcities in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, UK, France, Germany, Denmark, and others.
Over the past decades, Master Lu has been helping people with extraordinary dedication and compassion. He has received the love and respect from over 7 million Buddhist followers globally. Master Lu has been contributing to the promotion of Chinese culture to the world, which has received recognition from many countries. In July 2012, Master Lu was invited to the “Unity of Faiths Festival” in London, one of the events in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Master Lu was honoured with the “World Peace Award (Buddhism)” and the title of “Ambassador for World Peace” of the year, in recognition of his contributions to the propagation of traditional Chinese culture and Buddhism, as well as world peace. In September 2012, Master Lu was invited to Harvard University to give a public talk on Chinese culture and Buddhism.The talk was well received by academics, religious communities, media sector, and the mainstream society. On 1st October 2012, Master Lu was honoured with the “British Community Honours Award” at the House of Lords, United Kingdom. This award is recognised by her majesty the Queen.
As of today, followers of Guan Yin Citta,including elites from different sectors, are propagating Chinese culture all around the world. Master Lu now has over 10000 disciples from Chinese and other cultural backgrounds. Amongst the disciples, there are entrepreneurs, public servants, scholars and professors, and others. There are also several dozen abbots and venerable masters from Buddhist monasteries who have become Master Lu’s students. The beauty of Chinese culture is beyond the national and cultural boundaries, and has become the spiritual support of people around the world.
Master Lu and his contributions have been recognised and covered by the media internationally, including BBC (UK), Radio France Internationale (France), People’s Daily Newspaper (China), TVB (Hong Kong), Phoenix Satellite Television (Hong Kong). Over one hundred media agencies, including those in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, and Asia, have extensively reported about Master Lu regarding his Buddhist teachings. Millions of copies of ‘Buddhism in Plain Terms’ and other couple dozen publications by Master Lu are available for free distribution all around the world. Publications are in Chinese and English, and are progressively being translated into German, Spanish, French, and Japanese.
Master Lu has deep understanding of the essence of traditional Chinese culture and Buddhism. By applying the teachings of mercy and compassion with great wisdom, and the Chan Buddhism approach of peace and calmness, Master Lu helps people to resolve issues in life. Many people have changed their lives for the better, and the extensive impact is opening new chapters in history.Promoting traditional Chinese culture around the world will encourage the international cultural exchange and world peace, as well as contribute to the prosperity and success of society.