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Applying the Platform Sutra to Daily Life
Applying the Platform Sutra to Daily Life

Fri, Aug 26


DDM Toronto Centre & Zoom

Applying the Platform Sutra to Daily Life

Buddhism Lecture by Ven. Guo Xing. Delivered in Chinese with English simultaneous interpretation.

Time & Location

Aug 26, 2022, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EDT

DDM Toronto Centre & Zoom, 1025 McNicoll Ave, Scarborough, ON M1W 3W6, Canada

About the Event

In the Platform Sutra, the sixth Chan patriarch Huineng said 

The Buddha dharma exists in the world, and is not realized apart from the world; 

Looking for bodhi (i.e. enlightenment) apart from the world is just like looking for horns on a hare.

Ven. Guo Xing will share with us ways to enbody the teachings of Platform Sutra and fulfill life in the spirit of Chan. The lecture will be delivered in Chinese with English simultaneous interpretation. 

Onsite: 1025 McNicoll Ave, Scarborough, Ontario 

Online:  Zoom Meeting Room (Meeting ID: 849 7644 2705 Passcode: 2022)

Venerable Guo Xing 

Born in 1953 in Kaohsiung,Taiwan, Venerable Guo Xing followed Master Sheng Yen, the Founder of Dharma Drum Mountain, and has practiced Chan since 1984.  He became a monastic in 1986 and, later, a Dharma heir of Master Sheng Yen in 2005.  He was the guiding teacher of Nung Chan Monastery meditation group and the Meditation Promotion Centre in Taiwan, as well as the Abbot of Chan Meditation Center and Dharma Drum Retreat Center in New York. The Venerable is currently the Vice Abbot of DDM, the Chan Practice Center Managing Director, and the Chan Hall Master.

The Venerable said his life came late after becoming a monk at the age of 33.  Upon becoming a monastic, he mastered the Chinese Buddhism classics and the mind cultivation method of the Chan school.. Since 2011, he has led numerous meditation retreats applying the methods of Samatha-Vipasyana, Silent Illumination, and Huatou in Taiwan, the United States, Canada, Australia, Moscow, Poland, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc.. The Venerable promulgates the dharma of no-self as taught in the Surangama Sutra, the Complete Enlightenment Sutra, the Vimalakirti Sutra, and the Sixth Patriarch's Platform Sutra, to people from all over the world.

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