Dr. Haiyan Shen - The Relevance of Tiantai Buddhism in Modern Time

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Fortyeightvows
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Dr. Haiyan Shen - The Relevance of Tiantai Buddhism in Modern Time

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Dr. Haiyan Shen, Professor from Shanghai University will give a talk on "The Relevance of Tiantai Buddhism in Modern Time" on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 via zoom.

*Date and Time: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 2:00pm USWC via zoom.
*Zoom Meeting ID: 852 7082 9102
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O.K. :twothumbsup:
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It was a nice introductory lecture on the Tiantai thought; sadly, there was no more time for Dr. Shen to elaborate on certain points.

Also, the lecture has been recorded. I am not sure if the organizers will share the recording with the public.
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Oh, I missed this.

I hope they make the recording available. I've admired her work for a while. She authored the most complete English summary of the Fahua Hsuan-i. Short of a translation, this is the best we have.
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Upaya Chapter

純一実相。実相外。更無別法。法性寂然名止。寂而常渉照名観。
There is only reality; there is nothing separate from reality. The naturally tranquil nature of dharmas is shamatha. The abiding luminosity of tranquility is vipashyana.

-From Guanding's Introduction to Zhiyi's Great Shamatha and Vipashyana
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