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by Huifeng
Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: MA in Buddhist Studies at Fo Guang Uni, Taiwan
Replies: 0
Views: 396

MA in Buddhist Studies at Fo Guang Uni, Taiwan

Dear all, Information about MA in Buddhist Studies at Fo Guang University, Taiwan: http://buddhist.fgu.edu.tw/news/news.php?Sn=1 (Hit "English" on top right corner if this appears in Chinese.) Application deadline for International students: Fall semester: Application can be submitted between Februa...
by Huifeng
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Chan
Topic: Places to Ordain in the Chinese Tradition
Replies: 23
Views: 3329

Re: Places to Ordain in the Chinese Tradition

Two wise posts from my old friends Zhenli and Remm, above. And I know for a fact that both of them are well involved with the traditions under discussion. Remm -- nice to "see" you here again, too, after so long. (Am seldom if ever here myself of late.) Have a good rest back home, okay? Message me w...
by Huifeng
Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: Chan
Topic: Places to Ordain in the Chinese Tradition
Replies: 23
Views: 3329

Re: Places to Ordain in the Chinese Tradition

Hi, Nice question. Here's the straight dope from someone in the know. First of all, as you've already kind of acknowledged, perhaps the idea you have in mind is something of a romanticized image, rather than what Chinese Buddhism actually is. Perhaps you should actually spend some time at a real Chi...
by Huifeng
Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: MA in Buddhist Studies at Fo Guang University
Replies: 0
Views: 511

MA in Buddhist Studies at Fo Guang University

MA in Buddhist Studies at Fo Guang University Dear friends, I would just like to announce that applications to enter into the spring semester of 2016 for an MA in Buddhist Studies at Fo Guang University, Taiwan, are presently open. The MA program is taught entirely in English, usually over 2+ years...
by Huifeng
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: 2015 Fo Guang Buddhist Monastic Retreat
Replies: 1
Views: 617

2015 Fo Guang Buddhist Monastic Retreat

2015 Fo Guang Buddhist Monastic Retreat 20150130 2015 FGBMR Flyer - Demo (One Page).pdf • Where? Fo Guang Shan Monastery, Taiwan • When? 2015, Summer, July 2nd to July 29th • Who? 50-60 university / college students or recent graduates, aged 18-35, with an interest in experiencing authentic Chinese...
by Huifeng
Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: MA in Buddhist Studies @ Fo Guang Uni, Taiwan
Replies: 1
Views: 747

MA in Buddhist Studies @ Fo Guang Uni, Taiwan

*** MA in Buddhist Studies *** Full Scholarships Provided!! @Fo Guang University Department of Buddhist Studies Website (English option on top right) The Spring semester, application can be submitted between mid of October 2014 and mid of November in 2014 (Classes start in February 2015) Applicatio...
by Huifeng
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Apocryphal Treatment for Conze’s Heart Problems, JOCBS
Replies: 19
Views: 2409

Re: Apocryphal Treatment for Conze’s Heart Problems, JOCBS

QUESTION: what's the best way of differentiating between Kumarajiva's Large Perfection of Wisdom sutra (T 223) and Xuanzang's large collection of prajnaparamita literature (T 220)? What is the standard way of referring to these in English? I understand the indic source of T220 is contained within t...
by Huifeng
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai?
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: Tiantai?

In the US, check out Fayun Monastery, est. by Ven. Miaojing.
by Huifeng
Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:21 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Apocryphal Treatment for Conze’s Heart Problems, JOCBS
Replies: 19
Views: 2409

Apocryphal Treatment for Conze’s Heart Problems, JOCBS

Dear kalyānamitrāni, For your learned comment and criticism: Huìfēng, Shì. “Apocryphal Treatment for Conze’s Heart Problems: “Non-attainment”,“Apprehension” and “Mental Hanging” in the Prajñāpāramitā Hrdaya.” Journal of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies 6 (2014). http://ocbs.org/ojs/index.php/j...
by Huifeng
Mon May 19, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Short term residential programs in Taiwan
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: Short term residential programs in Taiwan

FGS' Wooden Fish program is the only one I know of that seems to fit the description that you give above. However, it may be a tad late to register- you can contact Ven. Hui Feng here on the forum for more information. It might also be worth contacting the other large Taiwanese Buddhist organizatio...
by Huifeng
Fri May 16, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Ordination in Mahayana
Replies: 8
Views: 1176

Re: Ordination in Mahayana

Malcolm wrote:
Huifeng wrote: While you mention "... in Japan, say...", the Mahayana tradition also covers China.
And Tibet.
Yes, of course, sir. :namaste:
by Huifeng
Thu May 15, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Ordination in Mahayana
Replies: 8
Views: 1176

Re: Ordination in Mahayana

What is the process for ordination in the Mahayana tradition? I live in a Theravada country and grew up in the Theravada tradition, where ordination as a monk is very straightforward, just go to the monastery, tell the abbot you want to ordain, and ordain. Is it quite so easy in Mahayana? If I went...
by Huifeng
Mon May 12, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 294
Views: 28116

Re: Celibacy

Though I think somewhere in the samyutta nikaya, the Buddha once praised the loving affection of couples to Ananda as "the whole of the holy life". Sorry, but this is about as incorrect as can be. It certainly is not "loving affection of couples". Note also that the term for "holy life" is "brahmac...
by Huifeng
Mon May 12, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The origin of the Four Great Vows?
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: The origin of the Four Great Vows?

I have read that the Four Great Vows are recited not only by Zen Buddhists, but by other types of Mahayana Buddhists, as well (according to the article below, Nichiren and Tendai). http://buddhism.about.com/od/mahayanabuddhism/a/bodhisattva-vows.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" o...
by Huifeng
Mon May 12, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: 4 Vows dharma talk
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Re: 4 Vows dharma talk

Luke, you may also enjoy this from my own teacher: From the Four Noble Truths to the Four Universal Vows.

~~Huifeng
by Huifeng
Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: Language
Topic: starting from scratch with Sanskrit
Replies: 18
Views: 3578

Re: starting from scratch with Sanskrit

Is it possible, without participating in a cpurse, to get a decent level of skill in reading Sanskrit using books and online resources? Venerable! While I think that you could learn something , it would be difficult to reach "a decent level of skill" in this manner. I think that the best method is ...
by Huifeng
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: When did "mindfulness" become "mindfulness"?
Replies: 22
Views: 3016

Re: When did "mindfulness" become "mindfulness"?

I had heard it was Rhys-Davids, but looks like Dzogchungpa has found an earlier source in Alabaster.

~~Huifeng
by Huifeng
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Dharma Realm Buddhist University onthe road to accreditation
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

Re: Dharma Realm Buddhist University onthe road to accredita

jeeprs wrote:Seems like an amazing place, that University. I just referenced one of the essays from their excellently-produced online journal in another thread. For anyone interested, it is at http://www.drbu.org/iwr/rew
So it goes through the usual double blind two reviewers process?