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

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

The relocation ceremony of the 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, the World Zen Art Center relocation ceremony will be held on the sixth floor of 837 59th St, Brooklyn, NY, And the American Tianfo Temple is now open to the public.

The guests attending the ceremony included Shang, Yixuan, President of the International Zen Buddhism Association, Guan, Zudong, Deputy Dean of New York Poetry, Calligraphy, Qinqi, and Painting and Calligraphy Academy, Chen, Weiqu, 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. Gu, Yixiong, the President of the World Zen Art Center and head of the American Tianfo Temple, said that the American Tianfo Temple was built by the International Zen Buddhism Association to provide a quiet 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. Kau Chim of Guanyin 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 the World Zen Art Center will be held every Sunday from 3 pm to 5 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 10:00 am to 5:30 pm (There is no Kau Chim of Guanyin on Wednesdays and Thursdays every 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 you have the Buddha mind in your heart, can you not be controlled by emotions and selfishness, and people’s hearts 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
Gu Yixiong(古艺雄), showed Zen tea on the spot.
古艺雄 Gu Yixiong, showed Zen tea on the spot.
Vegetarian refreshments entertain believers, Amitabha!

The 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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