Fri, Sep 29|
Multi-Faith Centre, KP208 (2nd FL.)
Artificial Intelligence from the Perspective of Chan
Delivered in English by Ven. Guo Yuan, Abbot of Dharma Drum Retreat Centre in Pine Bush, New York and one of Master Sheng Yen’s Dharma heirs.
Time & Location
Sep 29, 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Multi-Faith Centre, KP208 (2nd FL.), 569 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON M5S 2J7, Canada
About the Event
Venue: The Main Activity Hall (KP208) at the Multifaith Centre on the Spadina Ave in the University of Toronto St. George campus.
Open for check in at 7pm.
Venerable Guo Yuan (aka Guo Yuan Fashi), Abbot of Dharma Drum Retreat Center in New York
In 1985, Guo Yuan Fashi encountered Master Sheng Yen’s teachings while attending a seven-day retreat in New York. He became a disciple before finally leaving his job in Toronto, Canada, to become a monk in the Chan tradition. He was ordained in 1987 in Taiwan. Then, for over twenty years, he accompanied and worked as translator to Master Sheng Yen in various Chan meditation retreats around the world. In 1991, he studied Theravada Buddhism for a year in Thailand. Upon his return, Guo Yuan Fashi was elected abbot of both the Chan Meditation Center (CMC) in Queens and the Dharma Drum Retreat Center (DDRC) in Pine Bush, New York. His responsibilities include attending interfaith services, teaching meditation, and giving lectures on Buddhism. In 2006, he became the director of the International Chan Retreat Center in Dharma Drum Mountain, Taiwan. In 2016, he returned to Pine Bush to become once again the abbot of DDRC. Fluent in Mandarin, Vietnamese, and English, he leads Chan retreat in many countries around the world.
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