IN SEARCH OF THE DHARMA: MEMOIRS OF A MODERN CHINESE BUDDHIST PILGRIM / EDI TION 1

IN SEARCH OF THE DHARMA: MEMOIRS OF A MODERN CHINESE BUDDHIST PILGRIM / EDI TION 1

By: Chen-hua

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This is the first and only book in English on modern Chinese Buddhism writt en by a practicing Chinese monk. Chen-hua provides a rare eyewitness accoun t of Chinese monastic life and Buddhist practices before they were changed forever by the Communist revolution. It begins with his departure from home in northern China to study Buddhism in Kiansu and Chekiang in the south an d ends with his rejoining the monastic order in Taiwan after spending sever al years as a draftee in the Nationalist army. Following century-old traditions of Ch'an monks, Chen-hua made prilgrimages to all the major monasteries and holy sites, and sought instruction from m any famous masters. His ordination at Pao-hua; "Buddha recitation weeks" at Ling-yen; scriptural studies at T'ien-ning; and a pilgrimage to P'u-t'o, t he sacred island of Kuan-yin, are some of the highlights of this candid and perceptive book. The Introduction by Chun-fang Yu places the work in a historical perspective. Notes, a glossary of Chinese terms, maps, and photos help readers who are new to the field.

Title: IN SEARCH OF THE DHARMA: MEMOIRS OF A MODERN CHINESE BUDDHIST PILGRIM / EDI TION 1

Author Name: Chen-hua

Categories: Buddhism,

Publisher: State University of New York: 1994

ISBN Number: 0791408469

ISBN Number 13: 9780791408469

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000045009