July 8th, 2012 marks a day of cerebration for the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. Master Jun Hong Lu, a Chinese born Australian and the Director of 2OR Australia Oriental Radio, arrived in the United Kingdom to participate in the events in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. As the founder of the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and a Buddhist teacher, Master Jun Hong Lu was invited by the organising committee of the “Unity of Faiths Festival” hosted by the city of London. This event was supported by the British royal family. Master Jun Hong Lu was honoured with the “World Peace Award (Buddhism)” and the title of “Ambassador for World Peace” of the year. This was in recognition of his contributions to the propagation of humanity, traditional Chinese culture, and Buddhism over the past few decades. The award was presented by the Deputy Mayor of London and members of parliament.
Coming from a Chinese background, it was truly an honour to receive such a highly recognised award from the western mainstream society, which affirms Master Jun Hong Lu’s contributions to the propagation of Buddhism over the years. Master Jun Hong Lu is also scheduled to have a public talk at Harvard University in October this year. This will be a new chapter for the worldwide phenomenon of Guan Yin Citta, as it is now attracting the attention of academics. Today, religious leaders from scores of countries around the globe have gathered in celebration of peace. The “World Peace Award (Buddhism)” is the only major award in this event. It confirms that Guan Yin Citta is recognised by religious communities around the world.
For the past few decades, Master Jun Hong Lu has been diligently promoting traditional Chinese culture, propagating Buddhism, as well as helping and saving people. Master Jun Hong Lu promotes world peace and loves his country of origin. In recent years, Master Jun Hong Lu has travelled to over 20 countries and regions around the world to give public talks. Guan Yin Citta has been widely reported by major media agencies worldwide. It has also received recognition and affirmation from Government bodies around the world. According to an unofficial survey, Guan Yin Citta now has over 5 million followers from both Chinese and western backgrounds.