ylee111 wrote:I have been reading many books lately on Rinzai and Soto Zen (ie on Ikkyu, Hakuin, Ryokan, and Alan Watts), but confess despite being Chinese not knowing much about Chan Buddhism in the modern (20th Century and on) Sinosphere.
How do the writings and views of Nan Huai-Chin, Hsuan Hua, Hsu Yun, Yin Shun, Sheng Yen (of Dharma Drum Mountain), Hsing Yun (of Fo Guang Shan), Cheng Yen (of Tzu Chi), and Wei Chueh compare and contract with each other in terms of social issues and transmission of the Dharma? I am guessing Hsuan Hua was the most socially Conservative given his political views (such as on Marriage Equality) but am not sure. (I define Social Conservatism [Regressivevism] as both the Tea Party, One-Percenters, and Neoliberalism. Socially progressive would be how Iceland restructured their government in 2012 and then arrested all the corrupt bankers. So something akin to [but more successful than] Occupy Wall Street).
Who are the prominent Cantonese and Hong Kong Chan teachers and writers?
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