Beginning from 8 April 2011, a remarkable joint exhibition of Chinese calligraphy works by renowned Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the late Venerable Master Sheng Shen will be displayed at the Dharma Drum Mountain World Center Buddhist Education in Jinshan District, New Taipei City.
The joint exhibition will be held at the Auxiliary Hall in the Center and freely open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until 23 April.
DDM warmly welcomes you to come to enjoy this remarkable exhibition for the inspiration of Chan (Zen) joy.
Moreover, on the same day, the respected Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh will pay his first visit to the Center in the morning, compassionately giving his key Dharma talk of 2011 in Taiwan and presiding over the inauguration of the exhibition with DDM’s Abbot President, Venerable Guo Dong.
Master Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most respected Zen Masters in the world today. He is also a poet and human rights activist for the promotion of peace. Born in central Vietnam in 1926, he joined monkhood at the age of sixteen.
When the Vietnam War broke out, he immediately confronted the dilemma of deciding whether to adhere to an isolated life, or to plunge himself into the work of helping villagers suffering from the war. Nhat Hanh, however, decided to do both by establishing the 'Engaged Buddhism' movement. Since then, his life has been dedicated to the cultivation of inner transformation for the interests of individuals and the society.
In 1982 he founded the Plum Village, a Buddhist community in France, where the Master continues his work to alleviate the suffering of refugees, political prisoners, and hungry families in Vietnam.
(by Jin Yang/edited by Jessica Chow)