Ceremony of light and peace
There are few days in our lifetime, where we have to gather to celebrate our academic achievement. But what we gain from such days has the superb ability to reshape our lives and realize our dreams.
The smiling, gorgeous, handsome and “dressed to kill” individuals, the graduates and their teachers, family and friends, filled the Nan Hua Academy assembly hall to the capacity. Students who just finished learning Basic Computers, Ms Office & Pastel Accounting Courses at Nan Hua Academy and Basic computer courses graduates from Mamelodi gathered here to receive their hard-earned certification.
The speeches from graduate representatives were mostly expressing the appreciation to the temple for providing such an opportunity for them to gain some valuable computer skills, to kick-start their lives and get rid of poverty. The graduates thanked the staff at the academy for all the hard work and patience they put into ensuring success in acquiring the knowledge. They wished them a very successful life, and to continue helping other students in the future.
The graduations also was also attended by some of the Nanahua Academy sponsors, some of whom got an opportunity to deliver a speech, for example Mrs Du Man Yin and Mr. Phillip Chen. In their speech they encouraged the graduates to be brave, and to face all life difficulties with strong heart and determination, to be aware of the opportunities that present themselves, and also to get up every morning with a new hope of success in whatever they dream off.
The Keynote address was delivered by Venerable Hui Xing, the Manager of Nan Hua Temple, who made the graduates aware of two important things in life, knowledge and attitude. He stressed that none of these important items in life can stand on its own. A successful life for any person is not a subject of luck, but rather the combining of knowledge and positive mental attitude towards whatever the person has decided to do.
He wished the graduates best of health and opportunities and invited the graduates to come and visit the temple in the future, to bring successful stories of their lives, so
that others can learn and be inspired by them.
The annual Light and Peace ceremony will once again
be held at the Nan Hua Temple in Bronkhorstspruit on 29 September 2013, 10h30 to
12h00, celebrating and promoting peace and
year’s event will focus on spiritual awareness through relaxation, music and
compassion meditation. The positive feedback from last year encouraged Nan Hua
Temple to offer visitors a chance of discovering freedom of mind and offering
them the opportunity to relax, emptying the dialogue of the mind and having a
chance to connect to their inner being. It also offers the opportunity for
engaging with like-minded, multi-cultural people, and benefiting from a
to Venerable Jue Kai, the change from a frenetic festival theme to a tranquil,
engaging event has been very well received. The celebration will be more
meditative, serene and peaceful. Guests will have the opportunity to experience
difference forms of meditation, listen to a traditional Eastern and Western
musical performance and give light offerings for peace and goodwill around the
will receive a small Mexican Ghost succulent (Graptopetalum
paraguayense), a species of succulent plant in the jade plant
family, which is an easy-to-grow, drought resistant succulent and depicts
environmental sustainability and spiritual preservation, celebrating internal
growth as well as harmony with the natural world around us.
and lunch is free and families and children are welcome. Guest will be
entertained during lunch by a Youth Talent Show.
On Tuesday, 30th October 2012, North American International School from Waterkloof, Pretoria, 19 students and one teacher came to visit the Nan Hua Temple.
The purpose of the visit was to let the students know more about Buddhism and Chinese culture.