To commemorate the fourth anniversary of our beloved Master's 2000 visit
to beautiful Sri Lanka, known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, Colombo
Center initiates recently conducted a series of spiritual activities.
Master Ching Hai's stay on the island, a war was raging in its northern
section that had adversely affected the country for twenty years, and
there was no sign of peace in sight. Throughout the conflict, relentless
bombing killed many people, even shortly before Master's arrival.
however, with Master's coming the fighting began to diminish and soon,
after a round of peace talks, all hostilities ceased. Thus the Sri Lankan
brothers and sisters are ever so grateful to Master for the wonderful
gift of peace that She bestowed on their country.
of this historic event, the initiates and their guests gathered at the
Colombo Center, and in keeping with Sri Lankan tradition, lit an oil
lamp to start the festivities. This was followed by an entertainment
program and the serving of traditional sweets such as milk rice and
oil-cakes. In addition, the participants were treated to a pleasing
exhibition of Master's publications and artistic creations.
Then on the
following Sunday, a group of fellow practitioners presented cakes, biscuits
soft drinks and clothing in Master's name to the residents of a local
orphanage run by Buddhist monks. The children who received the gifts
were most appreciative, and the initiates look forward to future opportunities
to help the less fortunate and meet with Master to again bask in Her
keep pace with the planet's ongoing spiritual elevation, the local centers
of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association are holding
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