Nanhua University Great Compassion Repentance Dharma Service In Appreciation to All Benefactors of the University
This year is the 27th anniversary of Nanhua University. To show our gratitude to the benefactors of the University who have over the years generously responded to Venerable Master Hsing-Yun’s call raise funds to support Nanhua University, the annual ‘Great Compassion Repentance Dharma Service’ was held at the University on April 15 after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Devotees from central and southern Taiwan, totaling 1700, attended the service. President Tsong-Ming Lin, Vice President Chin-Hsung Kao, Vice President Chen-Chang Lin, Vice President Kun-Chong Li, and the senior management team attended the service to show their appreciation and thank the benefactors for their ongoing support. The University benefactors were given a tour of the campus, which included the Venerable Master Hsing-Yun Memorial Exhibition. The exhibition also showed how Nanhua University has developed and flourished over the years.
The chairperson of the board of directors, Venerable Tzu-Hui, also attended the service to give special thanks to the benefactors. Venerable Tzu-Hui pointed out that it has been 30 years since Venerable Master Hsing-Yun initiated the fundraising campaign. The fact that the campaign has over a million members who have supported the founding of several universities is an incredible achievement. Not only has each member donated NT$100 every month, but the support that members have given in advancing Venerable Master Hsing-Yun’s education initiatives is in itself an honorable and just cause. Venerable Tzu-Hui also gave her stamp of approval to how Nanhua University has flourished in the past ten years under the leadership of President Lin to become one of the top private universities in Taiwan. Venerable Tzu-Hui stated that she hopes everyone will continue to support Nanhua University, and reminded us that wisdom is for all to share, and education is for all to receive.
The Vice Abbot of Fo Guang Shan, Venerable Hui-Lun, opened the ‘Great Compassion Repentance Dharma Service’ held for the ‘Million-member Fundraising Campaign’. He encouraged everyone to learn from the Great Compassion Mantra and the compassion and bodhicitta of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva to help those in need. Venerable Hui-Lun also urged the attendees to use the service to correct one’s ways, maintain a lucid mind, and experience life as it is.