In Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association News from Australia…
On Sunday, August 27, 2023, our association members from the Sydney Center in Australia (all vegans) hosted a film screening of the musical The Real Love, which is based on the life story of Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan). The event took place at the Bryan Brown Theatre & Function Centre, located in Bankstown southwestern Sydney.
“Welcome radiant guests. It is such a pleasure to have your company today for the screening of The Real Love musical.”
The guest speaker of the event, celebrated artist Ms. Jenny McCracken (vegan) also shared her experience of going vegan.
“Back in 2006, I was painting life-sized dinosaurs for the Walking Dinosaurs Live show. And everywhere at that time the media was talking about the massive loss of ice in the Arctic and the threat that climate change was posing to weather, and extreme wildfires and rising sea levels. And I had an epiphany because I realized, here I was painting the victims of the last great extinction and we’re in the process of creating another extinction. So, I became aware that methane is a major part of that climate change and I saw a clear connection between diet and climate. So that is when I went vegan.”
Guests were also introduced to Supreme Master Television. They received show bags with the publication Love Is The Only Solution, written by Supreme Master Ching Hai, and enjoyed a delightful buffet of vegan food and desserts. Visitors also admired our Beloved Master’s paintings and lamps as well as Her book publications. As the attendees were feeling uplifted and blessed, they shared their positive feedback about the musical and their experience of the event.
“Oh, I loved it. I haven’t seen a musical so beautiful in a very long time, a beautiful message, and beautifully done, some gorgeous music pieces too.” “And, I cried.” “I think it’s amazing. It’s so inspiring to see so many people gathered here for the same purpose.” “Yes, I agree.” “We’d just like to say that we share the hope and ambition that, the Grand Master put across today. It was really, really touching to spread love and to extend that to animals. So, I’d just like to say I encourage anyone and everyone to give being vegan a try. Yes. And take it forward.” “We are the founders of Just Add Vegan. Be Veg, Go Green 2 Save the Planet.”
“The story behind the movie – it was amazing. I loved Her story, how She had the courage to do and change the world. Yes. It’s a beautiful story and it’s amazing, amazing, amazing music. I love the music. I loved The Real Love.” “And so, can you tell us what you thought about the food tonight?” “I didn’t imagine it was going to be so delicious. It’s high-class food, so elegant, so tasty. The [vegan] prawns were amazing, the [vegan] sushi tastes, you can taste the tuna in the sushi even though it’s not tuna. It’s amazing food too. Everything is perfect tonight. She [Supreme Master Ching Hai] mentioned love is not only about people, love is about animals, plants, all what you feel. That’s what love’s about. You can’t love only people and kill animals. We have to save the animals, we have to save the planet by loving each other, by loving the animals. If someone didn’t try the vegan products as a [vegan] meat or as a [vegan] seafood, please try them because you can be amazed with the flavor. It’s a very, very good flavor and it’s full of vitamins, full of potassium, calcium, whatever you want. Don’t think if you go vegan you are going to miss out on any health products.”
“The musical was fantastic. It was a really, really great show. I liked it from beginning to end. And it certainly was very professional. The community who put this event on ought to be really, really, really congratulated. It was so giving and loving. Oh, the food was fantastic too. At the beginning, I took a small plate because I thought there are so many people, and then the plates were just constantly refilled. I certainly enjoyed everything and I had seconds and thirds I must admit. If anyone hears of the event, future events coming up, join those if you can because it will be a very good experience.”
“From an artistic perspective, this is a very admirable work, commendable because it is a musical, a film based on music. But the actors, as well as the dialogues, blend together. It changes from one scenario to another. It makes the viewer feel like they’ll have a surprise, a very pleasant surprise. And the color are very great. About the art aspect, the technical aspect, I think this film transcends technology and art, because it has a very important message hidden in it, the message of love.”
We thank our Association members in Australia and all who helped organize this musical screening event. May all attendees be blessed with Heavenly Grace, helping them embrace a vegan lifestyle and attain spiritual liberation. Our sincerest appreciation also goes out to our Beloved Master and the entire team behind The Real Love musical, for creating a classic work of art that has now touched the hearts and lives of so many people.