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Since his childhood Master Sheng Yen and his practice had always been inspired by Guanyin Bodhisattva. He established Dharma Drum Mountain as a “Dharma center dedicated to Guanyin Bodhisattva,” and often urged people to recite Guanyin Bodhisattva’s name, pray to Guanyin Bodhisattva, emulate and act like Guanyin Bodhisattva. Therefore, DDM produced this Master Sheng Yen Guided by Guanyin Bodhisattva motion picture series, with the first episode tracing back to the Master’s childhood and how he was first inspired by the Bodhisattva and thus aspired to emulate his compassion and wisdom.

In epsode two, to honor the dignity of the nation and its people, and to maintain the glory of Buddhism that was declining in China at that time, young Sheng Yen chose to leave the monastery and join the army to come to Taiwan. Being a soldier might be hard for Sheng Yen, he nevertheless remained a vegetarian and kept the Buddhist precepts, and never forgot his vows made before Guanyin Bodhisattva. Then, he encountered Venerable Master Ling Yuan and, by contributing articles to the Humanity Magazine, got acquainted with Venerable Master Dong Chu, and thus got to resume his monastic life and start the journey of sharing the Dharma for the benefit of beings...More videos: Master Sheng Yen Guided by Guanyin Bodhisattva, epsode 1 - 6

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In celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, a small but warm party was held at the Wish-Fulfilling Guanying Hall of the Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education on the evening of 12 September, 2011.
On the evening of 10 September, 2011, Tiennan Monastery of Dharma Drum Mountain held a party in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) at Linbian Township of Pintung County held a one-day family trip on 11 August, 2011, at Shuanlung National Park.
On the morning of 5 September, 2011, Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Foundation, Yunlai Monastery, Nung Chan Monastery, and Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies were recognized by the Ministry of Interior (MOI) for the long-term humanitarian works in Taiwan and abroad.
Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) held a two-day summer camp in Jiaxian District of Kaohsiung City from 20 August 2011 to equip disadvantaged students with skills to use in their daily lives and understanding Buddhism.
28th August was the birthday of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva. In celebration this year, over three hundred faithful Buddhist believers made a pilgrimage to the Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education in Jinshan District, New Taipei City.
On the afternoon of the 19th of August, 2011, Secretary General of DDM Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF), Venerable Guo Qi, and Vice President of DDM General Association of Dharma Supporters, Mr. Chu-Qi Huang, attended a tea party held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the Taipei Guest House in Taipei City.
On 28 August, 2011, the Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education held the Tonsure Ceremony for twenty Sangha University students who made their commitment to officially become Buddhist monastics.
Commencing on the 26th of July 2011, Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) held a four-day summer camp at Mianyang High School of northern Sichuan, China.
On the evening of 23 August, 2011, Abbot President of Dharma Drum Mountain, Venerable Guo Dong, attended the celebrations for the Republic of China (Taiwan) Centenary Peace Day conducted at the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Center in Kaohsiung City.
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