Living by a Selfless Vow
Celebrating Grandmaster JinBodhi’s 28th Anniversary of Dharma Teaching, 2019
A Globe-Spanning Journey of 28 Years
Overcoming Obstacles to Liberate All Sentient Beings
Having practiced on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and achieved enlightenment 28 years ago, Grandmaster JinBodhi officially began his public dharma teaching on August 3, 1991. He has vowed to elevate all sentient beings by bringing compassion, health and joy around the world.
August 3, 2019 marked the passage of yet another year of Grandmaster JinBodhi’s compassionate journey. It was indeed a day filled with joy, and celebratory events were held at all centers worldwide for practitioners’ to show their heartfelt gratitude to Master.
On this day, Taichung Bodhi Meditation Center in Taiwan welcomed Grandmaster JinBodhi. Practitioners from all over the world joined in the celebration through a livestreamed session, during which Master gave an energy blessing. Once again, many benefited from Master’s auspicious and compassionate energy.
Reviewing Bodhi Meditation’s Development Over the Past 28 Years
The event began at 9.30 a.m. local time with the host reviewing the journey of Bodhi Meditation’s development over the past 28 years.
- Bodhi Meditation Centers Around the World
An individual’s happiness is not true joy. Attaining true happiness is to help others in need. For the past 28 years, Grandmaster JinBodhi has been deeply involved in the development of Bodhi Meditation Centers worldwide. Today, the centers are located across continents in countries such as South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Canada, the United States, and Australia. Bodhi Meditation has continued to expand to transform people’s lives through the power of health and happiness.
- Modern Meditation Courses Shaping a New Trend
Meditation practices taught by Grandmaster JinBodhi are effective yet simple and easy to learn. They are in perfect alignment with the demands of modern life. For many years, Bodhi Meditation Centers have held various retreats including health retreats, chanting retreats, stress-relief retreats, and youth camps to cater to people from different age groups and walks of life. All these retreats help to replenish energy and provide a great opportunity for physical and spiritual elevation.
- Another Step Forward: Online Dharma Teaching
To benefit even more people, Bodhi Meditation has put the Internet to use as another platform by which to spread the benefits of meditation practices. In 2018, there were over 120 health-promoting events including online meditation retreats, Q&A sessions and online testimonials conducted via Facebook. These efforts garnered tremendous support, attracting more than five million likes and visited by over 100 million users. The Internet allows us to reach people around the globe without geographical limits.
Showing Love and Helping the Disadvantaged
In response to the many people tormented by poverty, health issues and advancing age, Bodhi Meditation has set up a charity fund to help those in need such as the elderly and financially challenged students. It also provides free meals at schools.
Gaining Local Support
Bodhi Meditation’s social contributions have attracted attention around the globe and gained support from the public as well as the local authorities. In honor of the compassionate work, the cities of Milpitas (California, USA) and Richmond (British Columbia, Canada) have both designated August 3rd as “Bodhi Meditation Day.”
Dharma Teaching and Energy Blessing
On this auspicious and joyful day, the audience and online followers waited eagerly for the arrival of Grandmaster JinBodhi and looked forward to his dharma teaching.
Grandmaster JinBodhi began his talk with memories of his childhood, and spoke of how he has benefited and transformed tremendously through engaging in dharma practices. Following his transformation, he vowed to help sentient beings with all he has learned so that people can be free from illness, pain and affliction. He hopes everyone will experience good health and happiness.
With great humor, Grandmaster JinBodhi delivered a sincere teaching that gave people much food for thought. Applause and cheers broke out intermittently from the attentive crowd.
At the end of his teaching, Master conducted an energy blessing. Using newspapers and potatoes, Master blessed everyone; many felt their body more easeful and comfortable while some had their pains and afflictions eliminated.
Regaining Joy and Health, Expressing Gratitude to Master
On this special day, practitioners longed to share with Grandmaster JinBodhi how they have benefited from their meditation practices.
- Sinus Allergy Relieved
Nian Yang was born with sinus allergies. After practicing Energy Bagua for three days, she started to breathe more smoothly and the allergy problems were eliminated. She had been holding off the idea of getting pregnant due to her persistent asthma. But recently she and her husband welcomed the birth of a healthy baby.
- Pain-Free After 40 Years
Yu Lin fell onto a rock while playing during childhood and this fall injured her tailbone. Since then, for the last 40 years, she had been tormented by the pain. After practicing Energy Bagua for about a month, the pain gradually eased.
- Hives and Angina Relieved
Nian Jin was born with a weak constitution. She suffered from hives, hereditary angina pectoris and nocturia. She was chronically frail; she fainted three times in a week. Now she looks radiant and healthy through practicing Energy Bagua. Her various health issues have gradually improved.
- Benefits Across Three Generations
Qi Ben’s back pain is gone and she has become more energetic through practicing Energy Bagua. Her mother has become healthier, too, after she began practicing on Qi Ben’s recommendation. Her two children and her niece participated in the Bodhi Meditation Youth Camp and have benefited a great deal from Grandmaster JinBodhi’s guidance.
All these testimonials are only possible because of Grandmaster JinBodhi’s compassionate vow made 28 years ago. With deep gratitude, the practitioners sang “A Hymn to the Buddha.” It was as if they were singing the praises of Master, who has brought sunshine and transformed their lives.
Compassion Arising From the Eternal Vow
For the past 28 years, Grandmaster JinBodhi has been striving forward in his dharma-teaching journey. Every decision is made for the benefits of all sentient beings. Though Grandmaster JinBodhi shows signs of aging, nothing obstructs his earnest quest to fulfil his compassionate vow made nearly three decades ago. He remains as dedicated to his vow as ever. We look forward to Grandmaster JinBodhi’s continued global dharma-teaching journey and hope that more people will join this good cause to help many others in need.