96/Panorama Of Events/Formosa
Bird Summer Camp
a lot of joy.
Happy Bird Summer Camp
Imbues Love, Positiveness And Thankfulness To God
From Taichung] During the August 22-23 weekend before school opened
for the fall semester, endless laughter reverberated through the beautifully
serene Delia Church camp grounds at a special activity for young initiates held
by the Taichung Center. About a hundred children and teenagers enjoyed an experience
of infinite love at the Happy Bird Summer Camp featuring a diverse variety of
programs designed to imperceptibly imbue love, positivism and thankfulness into
their daily lives.
Through this two-day
and one-night camping event, the very young initiates learned to be independent
and self-reliant, while the older juvenile initiates learned to love, respect,
and be concerned about others. And of course, the parent initiates were both
touched and appreciative of these remarkable changes in their children.
From Kaoping] The Laiyi Center held a series of exciting, entertaining
family programs during summer vacation for the "little children,"
"grown-up children" and the "old children". The programs
included stage performances by the darling little angels, highly competitive
games and other activities such as: a creative food fair, an art exhibition
featuring works by Supreme Master Ching Hai, fitness and cosmetic consultations,
and a thematic display of the "beauty of scarves". The events attracted
large crowds that filled the arena with cheerful laughter throughout the day.
A Midsummer Night's Date
Celestial Clothes change a person both within and without.[Taichung]
The Taichung Center held a series of workshops on dance, poise, appearance and
how to apply make-up as well as a celestial fashion show to help initiates who
have Celestial Clothes to better understand how to dress with confidence and
wear beautifully matching outfits and accessories. This central Formosan show
also offered an opportunity for other initiates to appreciate the marvelous
and different appearances of those dressed in Celestial Clothes. With daily
practice, every model became more and more beautiful and elegant. Many sisters
perceived changes within themselves both in heart and body, and experienced
an uplifting of the inner qualities of Truth, virtue and beauty, once they were
dressed in Celestial Clothes.
They also learned to
help each other and to grow together. Many expressed their appreciation to Master
Ching Hai for blessing the Celestial Clothes with wisdom and love, and for encouraging
them to go bravely into the world for spiritual purposes, to beautify this planet,
and to use the world's material resources to help the global family of brothers
and sisters develop spiritually. The audience was amazed to see these everyday
simply dressed sisters transformed into beautiful, graceful ladies that seemed
to have come from the heavenly world.
Taichung Center holds a number of diverse activities including these Chinese
folk music classes.
Meanwhile, the Taichung
Center set up Chinese folk music classes for those interested in learning to
play the flute and nan-hu. Participants enthusiastically led by the musically
proficient brother Wang presented a warm picture of musical harmony. As each
participant, whether old or young, practices diligently, the sound of music
from the flute or nan-hu will make each day more interesting and fulfilling.
Loving Food 'Health Day' Activities
Loving Food Store created an eggless cake mix that requires only five minutes
of preparation before it is ready for the oven.
Loving Food cooking class.
[Taipei] On the fourth Sunday of each
month, the Taipei Loving Food Store sponsors a series of 'Health Day' activities,
which include talks on health issues and vegetarian cooking and baking classes,
attracting large crowds of visitors to the store. These activities enhance harmonious
relations with the neighborhood while samples of the food help promote vegetarianism
in the community. The lectures provide the most up-to-date information on health-related
topics such as the effect of excessive protein intake on the human body, skin
care, common nutritional deficiencies among vegetarians and how to maintain
a balanced diet.
Daily News August 24, 1998
Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association
Clears Trash In Chingtan
Reported By Su Yi-chieh,
residents have long been annoyed by the litter cluttering the Orchid
Lake Scenic Zone in Chiayi, since visitors often leave behind a messy
picture of strewn garbage in this central Formosan tourist spot. In
response to the Environmental Protection Bureau's "Do Not Leave Your
Garbage Here" campaign, about a hundred members of the Chiayi Center
of the Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association met at 9 A.M.
on August 23 to conduct a carpet search for trash in the Orchid Lake
and Jenyi Lake areas. As the participants filled the bags with garbage,
their hearts were also filled with love.
perspiration does not dissuade fellow initiates from collecting
trash under the blistering sun.