Opening of Multi Religious Prayer Rooms


For the convenience of travellers having a room for a piece of mind, many airports prepared prayer rooms. Fo Guang Shan (FGS) New Zealand abbess, Venerable Abbess Manshin was invited by the Customer Service Manager to attend the opening of multiple religion¡¯s prayer rooms at the Christchurch Airport on 21 July. Various religious representatives attended the opening that sums up to around 20 participants.

The Customer Service Manager of Christchurch Airport, Craig Dunstan expressed that, in order for the visitors of the airport to find quiet time in their busy schedule, they decided to build a prayer room at the lively airport, which was also one of their major plans to give better services to their guests.

The representatives from various religions at the event have had a short praying ceremony in their respective prayer rooms. Venerable Abbess Manshin have also led Venerable Juexi and BLIA committee members into chanting the ¡°Heart Sutra¡± and have also left the ¡°Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Sutra¡±, ¡°Sutra of the Medicine Buddha¡± and the ¡°366 Days with Wisdom¡± authored by FGS founder, Venerable Master Hsing-Yun in the prayer room.

In the end, Venerable Abbess Manshin have presented the ¡°FGS NZ 10th Anniversary Report¡± and ¡°366 Days with Wisdom¡± to both managers, Craig Dunstan and Sara Percy, moreover invited them to the Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery for the opening of the upcoming ¡°Ringing True¡± painting exhibition and visit FGS South Island NZ. The Buddhist devotees from Auckland and Christchurch have then introduced and explained activities that the Young Adult Division (YAD) youth members do where this event was filled with joyful interaction.