By Taipei News Team (Originally in Chinese)
On October 25, Golden Year 13 (2016), hundreds of our Association members gathered at the Taipei Center to celebrate The Supreme Master Ching Hai Day. Taoyuan contact person made a speech on behalf of all the contact persons in Formosa. He said: “We thank Master for giving us the opportunity to gather here today; together we strive for noble ideals. We appreciate the efforts and diligent practice of the fellow initiates in Taipei over the years, enabling the northern part of Formosa to have this ashram for group meditation and gathering spiritual energy.” Keelung contact person, also on behalf of all the contact persons from Formosa, gave a big red envelope to Taipei Center, wishing the Taipei ashram prosperity.
After watching a video titled “Walk the Way of Love,” some of the programs of the opening ceremony of the Love Ocean Arts Center in October 25, 2003 were shown. Immediately after, the celebration program for The Supreme Master Ching Hai Day began.
Sister Liao’s poetry singing and dance, titled: “Waiting for Your Presence,” and 7-year-old brother Huang’s violin solo performance: “Violin Concerto in A minor 1st Movement,” were really wonderful. Sister Huang’s Tibetan dance titled: “Joyful Dance” and the principal cellist of Taipei Symphony Orchestra, sister Gu’s performance of Bach’s gigues were admirable. The bronze medalist of the New York International Artist’s Piano Competition, sister Zhang, performed Joe Hisaishi’s “Asian Dream Song” and “Summer,” bringing us the joy and the vitality of summer dreams. Two musicians performed world famous pieces: Antonín Dvořák’s “Humoresque” and Sir Edward Elgar’s “Love’s Greeting.” The floating notes enthralled everyone’s hearts, winning thunderous applause in the hall. Seven initiates performed an enjoyable dance with flowers and ribbons. The sound of the Taipei chorus singing “All the Dear Gods of the World” filled every corner, expressing disciples’ love and respect for Master.
After enjoying the16 vegan dishes and the delicious vegan cakes prepared by the cuisine group, our Association members continued to meditate in the afternoon. In the late afternoon, more initiates came after work and joined the evening group meditation and participated in the celebration of The Supreme Master Ching Hai Day. Through the group meditation, we expressed our deep gratitude to Master for Her blessings and glorious care of all sentient beings in the universe.