The annual RED was held on October 29, 2006. Below is a capture of the programs of the day.
Each of the elderly arrived at GMM in their neat dresses and wore a smiling face.
The elderly were eagerly chanting or learning to
chant the Guanshryin Bodhisattva Universal Door Chapter of the
Lotus Flower Sutra in the Buddha Hall along with the Dharma
Masters and the laity attending the RED.
Some elderly were chanting the Universal Door
Chapter the first time and they were chanting attentively. This
was an opportunity to plant the Bodhi seeds in their minds, which
would certainly bear fruit one day.
Dr. Yuen was giving a health talk to the elderly
and his topic was preventive measures against heart attack.
Dr. Yuen was demonstrating to the audience how to
work on the life lengthening pressure point for maintaining good
health. The audience was listening and watching attentively.
At the Five Contemplation Hall, the Dharma Master
giving the opening speech spoke about the history behind the
initiation of the RED by Venerable Master Hua, founder of the
Dharma Realm Buddhist Association (DRBA). It was a means to remind
us not to forget the huge contribution made by the elderly to the
Volunteers were happily serving delicious food to
the elderly guests.
The elderly were enjoying a variety of entertaining
programs while they were also enjoying a variety of delicious
Three most elderly guests were invited to join the
cake-cutting ceremony. The students of the GMM Chinese School sang
the birthday song, entitled “Wish the Elderly Happy”.
The Boy School of the DRBA was performing a lion
dance. Their lively performance earned a loud applause from the
The Tzi Chi Charity representatives were giving a
sign-language singing performance. Their kind smiling faces during
their performance made one feel that Guan Yin Bodhisattva was
The San Francisco Health and Beauty Art Performance
School was performing the Yuen Zi Dance, known for its
effectiveness in enhancing the flexibility of our body.
The Boy School of the DRBA was giving an
outstanding Chinese music performance, at times like water flowing
down from a high mountain and many horses galloping at a high
The last program was the climax of the day: All
volunteers and the elderly sang “Amitahba” together. All were
enjoying themselves with the song and the accompanying body