Due to the tense political situation between mainland China and Taiwan, the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas (CTTB) held a Dharma Session for reciting the Great Compassion and Disaster Eradicating Auspicious Mantras from February 19 to 23 (the first five days of the lunar year). Again from March 8 to 10, CTTB held a Great Compassion Dharma Session during which the Great Compassion Spiritual Mantra was recited all day long and the merit was dedicated to peace between the two shores of the Taiwan Strait.
Before his completion of stillness, the Venerable Master Hua often said that the threefold disasters (of fire, water, and wind) are impending upon us, and that the best method for averting them is to recite the Great Compassion Mantra as much as possible. Reciting the mantra naturally transforms difficulties and disasters into auspicious situations. Friends in the Dharma, we hope you will vigorously recite the Great Compassion Mantra and urge all your friends and relatives to do so as well, so that the disasters may turn into blessings!