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Former President of Mongolia - Nambar Enkhbayar - trip to Taiwan (1)

2018 - 11 - 09
The former President of Mongolia, Nambar Enkhbayar paid a visit at Taiwan for 11 days on invitation of Master Dao-Yi (Yu Hsi) of Vandana Monastery starting from 9th November, ending on 20th November.                     The former President of Mongolia, Nambar Enkhbayar and his wife Mrs. Tsolmon arrived at Taoyuan Intl. Airport on 9th November, welcome by Dr. Yu Hsi and his work team.   (left to right) Ambassador Khaliun, Mrs. Tsolmon, President Nambar Enkhbayar, Dr. Yu Hsi, Senior Executive Officer Sun   In the morning of 10th November, president Enkhbayar took a tour of the Vandana Monastery. In the afternoon, he enjoyed the classical music and dance drama from Tamil Nadu brought by the founder president of Bharat Cultural Center (http://www.bharathculturalcenter.com/) Rajaram Moorthy in celebration of the establishment of “the Prabhūtaratna Peace Pagoda.”       Dr. Yu Hsi and President Nambar Enkhbayar in the Chan Lamp Meditation Hall   Dr. Yu Hsi and the presidential couple took a picture in front of the golden statue of Master Chuang-Ching.   In Gan-Lu Meditation Hall, President Enkhbayar smells the scent of the Pu'er tea brick.   Dr. Yu Hsi's shows his long scroll poetry to President Enkhbayar.        Dr. Rajaram gives a speech at the end of the show.          President Enkhbayar confers honours upon performers.   Thirukkural was written 2000 years ago by a Tamil saint-poet Thiruvalluvar. All the couplets deal with various aspects of human activities like devotion to God, ascetic life, family life, charity, kingship, defense, friendship, love etc. In this musical dance drama, 62 couplets have been chosen to depict the life of a prince from birth to herothood.   President Enkhbayar took a photo with the Indian dance group led by Dr. Rajaram Moorthy.    Later in the evening, president Enkhbayar and former premier of the Executive Yuan of R.O.C. Chang Shan-cheng attended the yearly thousand-people mountain pilgrimage of Vandana Monastery and struck the bell praying for world peace.        (L) Former Premier of the Executive Yuan of R.O.C. Chang Shan-cheng arrived at Vandana Monastery, welcome by Dr. Yu Hsi. (R) Mr. Chang Shan-cheng with former Administrative Deputy Minister of Ministry of Economic Affairs, R.O.C. Huang Chung-Chiu   President Enkhbayar and former Premier of the Executive Yuan Chang Shan-cheng stride into the main hall.   Three extraordinary men gathered together, exchanging ideas.   President Enkhbayar gives an address to the Water-Land Thousand People Mountain Pilgrimage.              President Enkhbayar and Former Premier Mr. Chang struck the peace bell praying for a greater future of our world.        After the bell striking, they strolled up to see the Prabhūtaratna Peace Pagoda in night view and introduced Chang to the Chan Lamp Meditation Hall.   (left to right) Secretary-general of Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party, Former Administrative Deputy Minister of Ministry of Economic Affairs, R.O.C. Huang Chung-Chiu, Former Premier of the Executive Yuan of R.O.C. Chang Shan-cheng, President Nambar Enkhbayar, Dr. Yu Hsi, Mrs. Tsolmon, wife of Chang Shan-cheng, wife of Huang Chung-Chiu, translator Mrs. Tsengelmaa         -End of Part 1-    

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Herald-- Upcoming Inauguration Ceremony of the Auspicious Bounty Treasure Ru-Lai Tower

2018 - 09 - 27
Pre-event Message from Vandana Monastery The Auspicious Bounty Treasure Ru-Lai Tower was assembled and constructed on August 28th, 2018 (end of heat of the 24 solar terms) as the first tower around Taiwan fusing tradition with modernity; religion and art.     The tower is built all bronze, 11 meters high, 13 levels in total, and shaped in an octagon. Each level keeps and supports four figures of Buddha. Chimes which perform delicate notes are hung on the eaves of the tower. The base comprises six stacks of a two-story high lotus petal. Right in the middle sits the monastery founding father’s life-size golden statue.                          Inside the tower, provided are the golden and silver stoups, day and night ever lit the candles and incenses. Those are the emblems of warding off calamities, extending lives and bringing in happiness!   The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Auspicious Bounty Treasure Ru-Lai Tower will be held on November 11th (winter commences of the 24 solar terms) at 11:11 am. Additionally, the Crane Summit 21st Century International Poetry Forum will also take place on a significant day for scholars to gather and present their literary works. The forum emphasizes spiritualism and the power of knowledge. It promotes the development and exploration of all spirits in the hope of transmitting the tender beauty of greater love and the power of benevolence. Meanwhile, there is the memorial exhibition of Chuang-Ching Founding Abbot at the art center of Vandana Monastery.   Visitors are welcome to celebrate together at the Thousand People Mountain Pilgrimage. The event highlights on its hiking towards the mountain and strikes the grand peace bell for a better, harmonious future.   Dr. Yu Hsi and the former premier of the Executive Yuan Chang, Shan-Cheng on the way to visit the tower

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Grand Opera of Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva in Vandana Monastery

2018 - 09 - 09
  The Bounty Guanyin Cultural Foundation has launched a series of Buddhist art multimedia- Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva Opera that combine poetry, music, and drama. In the afternoon of September 9, the magnificent performance was held at the Bounty Guayin Art Center of Vandana monastery in Hualien. Dignitaries including the former premier of the Executive Yuan, Chang Shan-Cheng and his wife attended the tremendous creative art event of the history of Taiwanese Buddhism.   From right to left: Hung, Bing-Fa; Master Dao-Yi of Yu Garden; former premier of the Executive Yuan Chang, Shan-Cheng and his wife; former president of Tai-power Hung, Chung-Chiu and his wife and daughter   Once upon a time, there was a Brahman woman endowed with abundant blessings from previous lives who was respected by everyone. Whether she was walking, standing, sitting, or lying down, gods surrounded and protected her. Her mother, however, embraced a deviant faith and often slighted the Triple Jewel.            The Brahman Woman   The Brahman woman knowing her mother was suffering, she sold off her property and bought fragrant flowers to support the figure of Enlightenment-Flower Samadhi Self-Mastery King Thus Come One. She renovated the temple in return for her mother’s blessings. Her faith moved the Gods, under the instruction of Enlightenment-Flower Samadhi Self-Mastery King, she knew from the side sea of Hell that the dead mother has surpassed to Heaven. Filled with gratitude, the Brahman woman vowed: “will not be a Buddha until Hell is evacuated.” The Brahman woman is now known as Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva.                              Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva                                    Throwing the Red Robe Scene   The producer and director of this play, Master Dao-Yi had said, “by putting out the Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva opera that combines poetry, music, and drama, hopefully through the delicate and original performance of Buddhist art multimedia, we can insert more positive energy to the society, rebuilding the moral order and leading people’s life to a better, peaceful future.”   Master Dao-Yi of Yu Garden   The performance was a leap from the previous script in a way that it fuses visual art with the opera. The previous script lasts 30 minutes, while this time the performance will be almost two hours long. It had added an important character, troubadour to enrich the diversity of the story throughout the play. Above all, the band which creates the novel techniques for bonding poetry and music is different from the Buddhist art classic ever before.   The Troubadour   In addition to inviting top-notch Taiwanese composer, Sue Wen-Ching for a whole new version of songs, and the excellent millennial conductor Huang Guang Yu, Master Dao-Yi specially invited the elder Ming-Guang to do cameo role for Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva. With many superior musicians and performers together, they co-built the Buddhistic art classic joining music, poetry, drama, choreography and visual effects.                                                               Composer, Sue Wen-Ching                                  Conductor, Huang Guang Yu   Elder Ming-Guang   The audience was about to receive a delicately arranged surprise; the flute soloed the Indian salvation tone at the end of the show accompanying petals of Jasmine. The magnificent ending not only brought a sensational experience to the viewers but also completed with a perfect, moving touch for the Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva opera. See also  

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