11 February 2013
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 Jun Hong Lu is the founder of the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. Since 1997, he has been promoting Chinese culture and Buddhism through his weekly live 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 5 million Buddhists following Master Jun Hong Lu’s teachings. In October 2012, the total visitors of the website reached 18 million. Since 2010, Master Jun Hong Lu has held over 50 grand Dharma functions to promote traditional Chinese culture and Chan Buddhism around the world, including cities in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, UK, France, Germany, Denmark, and others.
Over the past decades, Master Jun Hong Lu has been helping people with extraordinary dedication and compassion. He has received the love and respect from over 5 million Buddhist followers globally. Master Jun Hong Lu has been contributing to the promotion of Chinese culture to the world, which has received recognition from many countries. In July 2012, Master Jun Hong Lu was invited to the “Unity of Faiths Festival” in London, one of the events in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Master Jun Hong 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 Jun Hong 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 Jun Hong 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 Jun Hong Lu now has over 3000 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 Jun Hong Lu’s students. During the trip to North America, Master Jun Hong Lu was praised by Venerable Kuan Hsien, the abbot from the Thousand Buddha Temple who is over 80 years of age, as a “true Living Buddha”. Dr Linda Barnes, a medical anthropologist and a scholar in the study of world religions, and an Associate Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, is including materials of Master Jun Hong Lu’s Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door in related publications and in her course curriculum. The world-renowned specialist in HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases, Dr Stephen Hosea is also practising under Master Jun Hong Lu’s teachings. He is one of the administrators of the not-for-profit organisation in North America established for Guan Yin Citta. Other administrators of this not-for-profit organisation are professionals and scholars. There were also other world-renowned medical professionals and well-known members of parliament in New Zealand who dedicated themselves to volunteering at Master Jun Hong Lu’s grand Dharma functions. The beauty of Chinese culture is beyond the national and cultural boundaries, and has become the spiritual support of people around the world.
Master Jun Hong 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 Jun Hong Lu regarding his Buddhist teachings. Millions of copies of ‘Buddhism in Plain Terms’ and other couple dozen publications by Master Jun Hong 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 Jun Hong 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 Jun Hong 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.