Goddess of Mercy’s Birthday Celebration

While most of the Christian population celebrates Easter, Buddhists celebrate the birth of the Goddess of Mercy (Guanyin). Guanyin is an East Asian spiritual figure of mercy associated with compassion.

Amsterdam, New York’s World Peace and Health Organization celebrated Guanyin’s birthday today in the Goddess of Mercy Temple on Grove Street. Holy Master Ziguang Shang Shi spoke to a gathering of both Buddhist monks, students and followers from all parts of the world where he encouraged the monks to teach the Dharma practice and spread peace and health throughout the world. He also spoke of his successor who would lead the Sangha in Amsterdam as he prepares to retire. There was singing and demonstrations of Tai Chi as the members shared their talents in honor of Guanyin. The celebration was joyous and the members left invigorated from the new mantra they practiced during the celebration.


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3 thoughts on “Goddess of Mercy’s Birthday Celebration

  1. bjaycjay

    Very beautiful pictures. Hope all is well with you. Carol

  2. Tom Foster

    Jerry…your pictures are so vibrant! Thank you for sharing these and the info about the Buddhist and the WPHO.

  3. diane

    Jerry, thank you again for the most beautiful photos………..colors are just gorgeous !!!

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