Jun Hong Lu
Jun Hong Lu is the President and Director of 2OR Australia Oriental Radio (2OR). He also serves as the President of the Australian Chinese Buddhist Research Centre (ACBRC) and the Vice President of the Australian Council of Chinese Organisations (128 organisations in total). Jun Hong Lu is the founder of the Buddhist practice—Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. He has been using his radio programs at 2OR to promote Buddhism and traditional Chinese culture, and spread the message of world peace; hence he is commonly referred to as Master Lu. 【Honours and Awards】
In July 2012, the UK-based The Unity of Faiths Foundation honoured Jun Hong Lu with the World Peace Award (Buddhism) and the title of the Ambassador for World Peace in recognition of hisefforts to promote traditional Chinese culture, Buddhism, and world peace. The ceremony took place in Southhall Park, London, and the award was presented by Victoria Borwick, Deputy Mayor of London. The Unity of Faiths Festival was one of the events in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
In September 2012, Jun Hong Lu was invited to give a public talk on Buddhism at Harvard University.
In October 2012, Jun Hong Lu received the British Community Honours Award at the House of Lords, United Kingdom. This award is recognised and honoured by Her Majesty the Queen for members of the British Community for their contribution to British Society.
In December 2013, Jun Hong Lu, along with dozens of heads of state, leading politicians, and religious leaders from 36 countries, attended the 2013 Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, Germany. The conference was hosted by the Iman Foundation and Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD). In recognition of Jun Hong Lu’s contribution to the international community, ICD honoured him with the Award for Exceptional Contribution and Peace Advocacy to the Global Community at the conference.
On March 24, 2014, Master Lu, was invited to attend the UN-endorsed global summit on world peace at the United Nations Headquarters in New York as a keynote speaker.
In appreciation for Master Lu’s dedication, outstanding leadership and service to the promotion of education to nurture a culture of peace, the summit awards Master Lu with the title “Ambassador of Peace Education”.
On March 26, 2014 in Washington, DC , Master Lu attended a global summit on world peace as a keynote speaker in the U.S. Congress.He was awarded the title of ” World Peace Ambassador ” at the summit.
On 31 March 2014， Master Jun Hong Lu was awarded Honorary Visiting Professorship by the University of Siena at Meliá Roma Aurelia Antica Hotel in Rome, Italy.
Jun Hong Lu was born on 4 August 1959 in Shanghai, China. He moved to Australia in the late 80s and is now an Australian citizen.
Jun Hong Lu has been greatly influenced by Confucianism and Buddhism since childhood, and has strong passion for Buddhist studies and Buddhist education. He received guidance from several senior monastics and great Buddhist mentors. Hehas thus attained a deep understanding of Buddhism. Since he moved to Australia, Jun Hong Lu soon started using radio programs to promote traditional Chinese culture, Buddhism, and spread the message of world peace . He is revered by many as an influential spiritual leader in Buddhism. The Buddhist practice he founded—Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door—is aimed to help people attain a peaceful state of mind by encouraging people to recite Buddhist Scriptures, liberate animals from harm, and make great vows to help others. Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door is committed to the ideal of Guan Yin Bodhisattva, which is to be kind and compassionate to all. As of today, followers of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door have been active in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany, France, Denmark, etc. With his influence in the Chinese community in Sydney and his role as a President of the Australian Chinese Buddhist Research Centre, Jun Hong Lu has been helping facilitate inter-cultural understanding among China, Australia, and other parts of the world. He uses his radio programs to bridge the cultural gap between the Chinese community in Sydney and the mainstream Australian society. His work has been noted by leaders in Australia and China. He received the city badge from Frank Sartor, the Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney. He alsomet with Kevin Rudd, (former Australian Prime Minister), and Julia Gillard (former Australian Prime Minister).
In 2011Duan Jielong ,Consul General of the Pepole’s Repulbic of China,, paid a visit to 2OR and met with Jun Hong Lu.
In 2006, Jun Hong Lu accompanied the 7th Living Buddha Tulku Drupkang of Tibet during his Australian tour. The tour was to promote Tibetan Buddhism and it consisted of a series of talks on Buddhism. Jun Hong Lu received initiation, blessing and guidance from Tulku Drupkang.
【Public Talks on Buddhism Across the Globe】
Jun Hong Lu’s website features his talks and lectures on Buddhism, transcripts from his phone-in radio programs, and personal stories from followers of his Buddhist practice. As of November 2013, Jun Hong Lu’s website has attracted 30 millionvisits.
Since 2010, in response to the invitations from followers around the world, Jun Hong Lu has given close to 100 public talks on Buddhism and world peace in more than 30 countries and regions, including major cities in Australia, New York, Los Angeles and Boston in the US; Toronto in Canada. He also gave talks in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, the UK, France, Germany, Denmark, Thailand, New Zealand, and Taiwan. In 2012, his Dharma Convention in Hong Kong attracted over 10,000 people to attend. In March 2013, nearly 20,000 people attended the Dharma Convention in Malaysia. In June 2013, 15,000 attended the event in Hong Kong.
Jun Hong Lu’s contributions to the international community have also been recognised and covered by the international media, including BBC (UK), Radio France Internationale (France), People’s Daily (China), TVB (Hong Kong), Phoenix Satellite Television (Hong Kong). As of today, over one hundred media agencies, including those in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, and Asia, have extensively covered Jun Hong Lu’s activities regarding the spread of Buddhism and the message of world peace.
Jun Hong Lu has been involved in non-profit organisations such as the Sydney Chinese Parents Association, Oxfam, and the Tzu-Chi Foundation. He also volunteered at a nursing homefor five years.. He has been supporting charities such as the Red Cross, the National Stroke Foundation in Australia, Cancer Council Australia, Vision Australia, and the Aged Care Association of New South Wales in Australia. He has made donations to these institutions to the tune of nearly A$ 100,000.
In 1998, Jun Hong Lu donated A$20,000 to support the Yantze River flood relief efforts in China. During the Sichuan earthquake in China, he organized a charity event and donated A$12,000. In 2011, during the Brisbane flood in Australia, over A$10,000 was donated. When the latest earthquake struck Sichuan,China, in 2013, ACBRC provided relief supplies to the tune of A$50,000 to the affected areas. In addition, ACBRC organized a charity program aimed at helping poor students in Tibet. ACBRC raised over A$12,000 for that charity program. In November 2013, ACBRC donated A$20,000 to the Taiwan-based Tzu-Chi Foundation to support its disaster relief programs.
Millions of copies of ‘Buddhism in Plain Terms’ and other publications by Jun Hong Luare available for free distribution in North America (US, Canada, Mexico, etc.), Europe (UK, France, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, etc.), Australia, East Asia (Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc.), and SoutheastAsia (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, etc.). Currently, Jun Hong Lu’s publications are in Chinese and English. They are being translated into German, Spanish, French, and Japanese.