Rebecca Li answers the question “What is the most important teaching to proclaim in today’s troubled world?”
Filmmaker Edward Burger has announced a new project to look into the contemporary life of one of China’s most ancient Chan monasteries.
The Western Chan Fellowship, a lay Chan Buddhist community, reports that their founding teacher, Chan Master Dr John Crook, has died.
Chan Master Sheng Yen reminds us not to be discouraged that we haven’t attained enlightenment. After all, we’re only human.
Tynette Deveaux, editor of Buddhadharma, profiles the Chan Meditation Center in Queens, NY, founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen.
Ch’an Master Sheng-Yen was fond of telling students about the monk who put the Chinese character for “death” (si) on the dormitory ceiling.
With the death of Master Sheng Yen, Chan Buddhism lost a great teacher and its most prominent voice in the West.
Narayan Liebenson Grady went to Taiwan just before Master Sheng Yen died, hoping to see him one last time. She reports on his final days.
Dr. Jimmy Yu (Guogu), on behalf of Master Sheng Yen’s Dharma Drum Sangha, shares Master Sheng Yen’s last teaching: his death poem.
On February 3, 2009, the much-revered Chan Master Sheng Yen died on the way from the hospital to Dharma Drum Mountain. He was 79 years old.