古藝雄 Gu, Yixiong showed Zen tea on the spot.

The relocation ceremony of World Zen Art Center, and the opening of American Tianfo Temple

The relocation ceremony of World Zen Art Center, and the opening of American Tianfo Temple.

July 28, 2021 is Avalokitesvara Enlightenment Day. From 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, World Zen Art Center relocation ceremony will be held on the sixth floor of 837 59th St, Brooklyn, NY, And American Tianfo Temple is now open to the public.

The guests attending the ceremony included Yixuan Shang, President of the International Zen Buddhism Association, Zudong Guan, Deputy Dean of New York Poetry, Calligraphy, Qinqi, and Painting and Calligraphy Academy, Weiqu Chen, Dean of the Chinese American Overseas Chinese Society, and a Buddhist layman in the New York community. There are also vegetarian refreshments to entertain guests and believers. Yixiong Gu, the President of the World Zen Art Center and head of American Tianfo Temple, said the temple was built by the International Zen Buddhism Association to provide a pure dojo for the believers in the New York community. The three saints of the world are enshrined in the temple. That is, Shakyamuni Buddha, the leader of Buddhism, is the embodiment of mortal Buddhahood. On the right is Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, who is the incarnation of responsiveness to help. On the left is the Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, the leader of the underworld, the incarnation of a filial son. There is a Kau Chim service in the temple. Kau Chim is also sometimes known as “The Oracle of Kuan Yin” in Buddhist traditions. Which can be used by believers to ask for signs to solve their doubts.

The spread of the global epidemic has impacted everyone, and people have a new understanding of life and beliefs. The Zen seminars jointly sponsored by the International Zen Buddhism Association and World Zen Art Center will be held every Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm in the American Tianfo Temple. People who love Chinese traditional culture are welcome to register for free in advance.

The temple is open 7 days a week, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm (There is no Kau Chim service on Wednesday and Thursday of each week). Believers are welcome to come to worship Buddha and practice together.

People and things in the world are changing. Happy for a while and painful for a while, just going back and forth like this. Only when people have a Buddha in their hearts, can they not be controlled by greedy delusions, and the human spirit can be free from suffering.

Address: 837 59th St #6F, Brooklyn, NY 11220

On-site photo report:

From left: Gu, Yixiong, the President of the World Zen Art Center and head of the American Tianfo Temple. Guan, Zudong, Deputy Dean of New York Poetry, Calligraphy, Qinqi, and Painting and Calligraphy Academy. Shang, Yixuan, President of the International Zen Buddhism Association. Chen, Weiqu, Dean of the Chinese American Overseas Chinese Society.
Gu, Yixiong, the President of the World Zen Art Center and head of the American Tianfo Temple, delivered an opening speech.
Gu, Yixiong, the head of the temple, offered incense and worshipped the Buddha.
Guan, Zudong, Deputy Dean of New York Poetry, Calligraphy, Qinqi, and Painting and Calligraphy Academy, showed calligraphy on the spot.
The calligraphy work <Zen> by Guan, Zudong.
Chen, Weiqu, Dean of the Chinese American Overseas Chinese Society,  showed calligraphy on the spot.
The calligraphy work <Zen> by Chen, Weiqu
Gu, Yixiong(古艺雄), showed Zen calligraphy on the spot.
Gu, Yixiong, showed Zen calligraphy on the spot.
The Zen calligraphy work by Gu, Yixiong
古藝雄 Gu, Yixiong showed Zen tea on the spot.
古藝雄 Gu, Yixiong showed Zen tea on the spot.
Vegetarian refreshments entertain believers, Amitabha!

World Zen Art Center is a non-profit organization registered in New York State with the purpose of studying Zen Tao art. Our ambition is to develop international Zen Tao art and maintain its continued prosperity.

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