It was an enchanted spring break. I was to stay for the Guanyin Session. I knew most of my schoolmates would go out for vacation; I would be the only one staying at the City. It would be very boring.
When the session started, I did all the ceremonies in low spirits. I would go to the Buddha Hall and start daydreaming, thinking about my friends, basketball...
I didn't pay any attention to the ceremony.
After a few days, things started to change. My arrogance calmed down, and I felt peaceful. It was a totally different feeling. Then I started to recite the Universal Door Chapter and the Bodhisattva's name with the assembly. It was like pouring water on a burning man, cooling my desire and anger, stopping the pain in the soul. It cured the disease of greed, hatred, and stupidity. It opened up the wisdom of ignorant living beings.
I began to think back and recall the things I had done wrong. Most teachers consider me naughty, because I've caused so much trouble. However, there's a saying, "If you can recognize your own faults and change them, you are still a good man." So, I started to repent. I vowed that people would avoid doing making the same mistakes I made.
When I finished the session, I couldn't believe that I had actually done it. It was difficult, tiring, and infinitely hard. But after the hard work, I felt at ease, great, and wonderful. I think gained some wisdom and compassion by attending this Guanyin Session. The session also helped me a lot both in my studies and in correcting my weakness-behaving badly toward people. It was an amazing spring break, during which I achieved something I'd never achieved before or even thought of achieving. It was a very special and fulfilling spring break.