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Using Koans of Tea to Reflect the Wit of Chan

In the 21st century, how to free your mind and body is an urgent issue. Dharma Drum Mountain Los Angeles Center will give an online course "Culture and Koans of Tea in Tang Dynasty" from 7 to 9 pm (PST), July 10 (Sat), 14 (Wed), 17 (Sat), and 21 (Wed). Chinese to English simultaneous interpretation is provided in the Zoom meeting room. (PW: 2021)
Koans are historical anecdotes about individual enlightenment experiences of certain ancient Chan masters. The design of this course is to use the very ordinary and common "tea time" in daily life as a mirror to reflect the flexibility and wit of Chan (Chinese Zen).
This course will be given by Venerable Guo-Jing, the current Director of Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies. She became one of Master Sheng Yen's monastic disciples as soon as she got a BA degree from Soochow University. Earlier, she was assigned to work as the Director-in-chief at Nung Chan Monastery and the Vice Dean of Dharma Drum Sangha University. Later, she started at worked as the Director of Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies, and has been teaching as a full-time Assistant Professor at Dharma Drum Buddhist College, which was later merged into Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts.