The Grand New Year Events in 2012
On Jan 21st 2012 (Dec 28th
in the Chinese lunar calendar), Pangu students had a triple
blessing descending upon them in Macau––the Foundation Ceremony
of the Pangu Kindness and Friendship Association of Macau, the
Ou Wen Wei Ngahyin Healing Chanting and Music Concert, and
Master Ou’s birthday party. Full of joy, 700 Pangu students
donned splendid attire to attend these three grand events.
At 1:20 pm, Master Ou met with reporters from
all the large media outlets in Macau. At the press conference,
Master Ou introduced Pangu culture to them while also
introducing himself—the originator of Pangu Shengong and
advocator of Ngahyin chanting.
Master Ou also explained Pangu Shengong, Ngahyin
chanting, and the effectiveness of his own music in preserving
good health and improving mental ability. He gave an impromptu
performance of ancient Chinese chanting and singing for the
journalists and his friends.
At 2:00 pm with all sincerity Master Ou solemnly
announced: “The Pangu Kindness and Friendship Association of
Macau is now grandly established!” The foundation ceremony
began. The first appointed members of the council and the
supervisors of the Friendship Association followed the first
president of the association, Pan Mei Feng, in raising their
right hands and taking an oath. They pledged that they will
obey the constitution of the association, protect members’ legal
rights, enthusiastically take part in the activities of the
society, diligently raise the level of their hearts and souls,
and work together to promote harmony and the flourishing of the
society in Macau.
In Master Ou’s speech he encouraged Macau’s
Pangu students to have great achievement so that this wonderful
method of gaining true good health and happiness takes root and
blossoms in Macau, and that more and more Macau people have the
opportunity to get to know and accept this great method.
At 3:00 pm the Ou Wen Wei Ngahyin Chanting and
Music Concert began. When Master Ou, wearing a white suit,
walked out on the stage, the entire audience gave him a huge
round of applause.
Master Ou’s Ngahyin chanting gave us a very
important lesson that we have been missing. He explained the
origin of Ngahyin and the history of the change in Ngahyin. He
performed as the ancient Chinese did: singing spontaneously,
chanting and reciting poetry extemporaneously. In addition, he
composed and chanted two poems for Macau on the spot. We would
like to share one of them here with you:
In ancient times Macau was
called Hao Jing Ao.
Now it is Macau City, where
hundreds of businesses flourish,
And elegant music congratulates
The Pangu students were all intoxicated by
Master Ou’s profoundly emotional chants and classic songs.
During his performance, everybody was at times excited, at times
thoughtful, at times laughing, at times singing with him in high
Master Ou taught the students the Ngahyin
versions of “Big Family,” “Sound-of-Sands Hill, Crescent-Moon
Lake,” and “The Pangu Shengong Song.” With their full
attention, they learned to sing these songs quickly and
Jason, Rose, and Robert, who are Pangu students
from foreign countries, also went on the stage to give solo
performances of Ngahyin chanting and reciting. Their
pronunciation was accurate, as they imitated Master Ou’s tones
quite well—even his expressions. As a result, some students
who are Mandarin speakers felt embarrassed because their
pronunciation and tones were not as accurate.
Mr. Xie Dongxiao, a professional classical-instrument performer
who was making a special appearance in Master Ou’s concert,
played a Chinese ancient music score “the Running Water.” Mr. Xie’s excellent performance gained warm applause from the Pangu
The concert ended in the singing of “The Pangu
Shengong Song” in its Ngahyin version.
Approximately half an hour later (6:00 pm), Master Ou Wen Wei’s
birthday party began.
When Master Ou led his family, the students from foreign
countries, and some very young students from China in singing
“Spring Has Come” as they entered the stage, applause broke out
like thunder. They then walked in a circle around the
audience, after which Master Ou returned to his seat and held up
his cup to welcome all these students coming from different
places to celebrate his birthday.
The birthday party was harmonious, exciting, richly emotional,
and colorful. Master Ou’s wife, Mandy, gave awards to the
students who won the question-oriented contest regarding the
title of Master Ou’s book of collected poems, Walking and
Chanting in the Chrysanthemum Garden. Afterward, Pangu
students gave the performances that they had prepared with great
dedication—chanting, reciting, singing, and dancing, a total of
After years of training and following Master Ou’s teachings, it was evident that these Pangu students had
improved greatly; their chanting, reciting, and singing were
full of rich sentiments and delivered in peaceful, elegant, and
leisurely tones and with energy.
The young Pangu students from Hong Kong played a birthday song
for Master Ou with flutes, and members of the audience all sang
together to congratulate our respected Master Ou and wish him a
very “Happy birthday!” As one performance followed another,
happiness and joy filled the entire hall of the banquet, with
bliss showing on all the students’ faces.
At 10:00 pm the party ended successfully with the masters of
ceremonies singing “Dreamland Waltz” together to say goodbye to
the Pangu students. We all expect to see each other again next
In fact, in the hearts of many Chinese Pangu Shengong students,
the birthday of Master Ou, Dec. 28th in the Chinese
lunar calendar, has become a unique holiday. For those who
cannot come to join the big celebrations together with Master Ou,
they still celebrate—in their own homes. They celebrate for the
well-being and happiness brought to them and others by Master Ou
and Pangu Shengong, they celebrate for the knowledge of life and
the enlightenment they have learned from Master Ou, and they
celebrate for the bright future of kindness and benevolence.