DDM Malaysia Hosts the Gala Dinner Party for Fundraising
On the evening of 9 November 2007, Dharma Drum Mountain Malaysia hosted a fundraising dinner party to fund the construction of a permanent DDM Centre in Malaysia. The Abbot President of DDM from Taiwan, Venerable Guo Dong, was present to deliver the personal, warm blessings from Venerable Master Sheng Yen. DDM's Venerable Guo Qi and Venerable Chang Chi were also present.
The party was presided by Mr Tiongpiow Lim, the President of DDM's Dharma Upholder Society in Malaysia, and Miss Peipei Chiang. Their open, energetic and humorous personalities on stage not only impressed all the attendees but also fully embodied the spirit of DDM.
"Their open and energetic appearance is truly the embodiment of Chan", Venerable Guo Dong said. "Life is actually supposed to be easy. Although life is unpredictable, however with compassionate and humble mindsets, life can be lived in a simple and relaxed way."
The Abbot President also illustrated DDM's ongoing campaign for the "New Six Ethics" in society, aiming to teach participants how to behave appropriately amid complicated social networks nowadays.
In addition to tasty food available, there were also volunteers present who performed wholeheartedly on stage to make the fundraising a success. The gala dinner party ended in joyfulness and mutual blessing.
(translated by Jin Yang/edited by DDM Australia Editing Team)