Saturday, December 24, 2016

Presentation on Hanyue Fazang's 漢月法藏 Ritual and Procedure for Spreading Ordination (Hongjie fayi 弘戒法儀)

Recently I made a presentation on Hanyue Fazang's 漢月法藏Rituals and Procedures for Spreading Ordination (Hongjie fayi 弘戒法儀) in a conference held at the University of Perugia in Italy and supported by the Chiang Chingkuo Foundation. This work was the first comprehensive manual on the performance of Triple Platform Ordination (Santan dajie 三壇大戒) ceremony, a unique Chinese ordination ritual invented in the late Ming. It was as least fifty years early than Jianyue Duti's 見月讀體 similar work. Yinyuan Longqi 隱元隆琦 adopted this ritual in Japan to spread his Obaku tradition and published a work with the same title based on Hanyue's work.
Buddhist Monastic Discipline in China and Beyond

Tuesday 20 December, h. 9:00-14:00

Palazzo Stocchi, Piazza Morlacchi 30

Università degli Studi di Perugia

Dipartimento di Filosofia, Scienze sociali, umane e della formazione

A conference financed by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

9:00 Greetings

9:20 Ann Heirman (Ghent University)

Body Movement and Sport Activities: A Buddhist Normative Perspective from India to China.

9:40 Dhammadhinna (Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts, Taiwan)

Women’s Soteriological Agency, Text Transmission and Buddhist Institutions.

10:00 Peiying Lin (UC Berkeley/ Fu Jen Catholic University)

The doctrine of Brahmajala Sutra in a Historical Context.

10:20 Wu Jiang (University of Arizona)

Discipline and Enlightenment: Spreading the Triple Platform Ordination Ceremony in the Seventeenth

Century China.

10:40 Ester Bianchi (Università degli Studi di Perugia)

Bodhisattva Precepts in modern China: Coping with Different Traditions.

11:00 Discussion

11:15 Coffee Break

12:00 Raoul Birnbaum (University of California at Santa Cruz)

Why was Hongyi so interested in Vinaya?: Part one. Issues of self-cultivation.

12:20 Melody Tzu-lung Chiu (UC Berkeley University)

The Practice of Fasting in Contemporary Chinese Buddhism.

12:40 Daniela Campo (Université de Strasbourg)

“Etiquette and rules of the Cloud Dwelling (雲居儀規)”: an Overview.

13:00 Li Yuzhen (Zhengzhi daxue, Taipei)

The Revival and Reconstruction of Vinaya Tradition in Contemporary Taiwan: Nanlin Nunnery and the

Bhikshuni Re-Ordination.

13:20 Federico Squarcini (Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia)

Mirroring Vinaya. Or, why to borrow from each other in normative South Asian textual figurations.

13:40 Discussion

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Longquan Temple in Beijing

I was glad to visit Longquan Temple 龙泉寺 in Beijing on Nov. 16, 2016 and discussed their project of compiling a new Chinese Buddhist canon. I spent a wonderful day to visit their high-tech facilities and talked with Ven. Xianqing 贤清 and Xianchao 贤超. Unfortunately Master Xuecheng 学诚 could not see me. But I saw him speaking the next date in Xi'an. He posted a short note about my visit on his Weibo.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Obaku Art Auction at Anderson Art, Taibei 安德昇拍賣黃檗宗高僧墨跡專場

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Dr. Yang Kuei-hsiang at Tokyo informed me that there was an auction in August 25-26 for Obaku art at Anderson Art 安德昇 in Taibei. The auction catalog is on line for review.

2016安德昇8月夏季拍賣 黃檗宗高僧墨跡專場
Published on Aug 2, 2016
黃檗宗高僧墨跡專場 預展時間 2016年8月25日(四) ~ 2016年8月26日(五) 11:00~18:00 預展地點 集思北科大會議中心 台北市大安區忠孝東路三段1號2樓 拍賣時間 2016年8月27日(六) 16:30 拍賣地點 集思北科大會議中心 台北市大安區忠孝東路三段1號2樓

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Dr. Nogawa Hiroyuki's 野川博之 papers on Huangbo Temple 黄檗寺 in Tainan 台南

I am glad to receive Dr. Nogawa Hiroyuki's 野川博之 papers. These are important studies of Huangbo Temple 黄檗寺 in Tainan 台南 which I have visited before and wrote a blog. The full citation of these two papers are as follows:

Author: 野川 博之
Edition/Format: Article Article : Japanese
Publication: 黄檗文華 / 黄檗文化研究所 編. n125 (2004-05): 195-206
Database: 国立国会図書館雑誌記事索引 (National Diet Library, Japanese Periodicals Index)

Author: 野川 博之
Edition/Format: Article Article : Japanese
Publication: 黄檗文華 / 黄檗文化研究所 編. n122 (2001-02): 53-75
Database: 国立国会図書館雑誌記事索引 (National Diet Library, Japanese Periodicals Index)