[Jul 10] The Thus-come and Thus-gone of the Tian Tan Big Buddha
The Buddha's appearance in the world has an important purpose, that is, to demonstrate and explain the method of liberating oneself from suffering and finding happiness for all sentient beings. In order to fulfil his vow of universal liberation, the Buddha experienced numerous rebirths through countless eons and finally realized the universal truth under the Bodhi tree, achieving complete liberation and enlightenment.
The speaker examines the origin of the Tian Tan Big Buddha on the Peak of Muk Yue on Lantau Island, Hong Kong, and explores the meaning of Buddhist statues. The iconic statue is connected also to the aspirations of the past masters of the Po Lin Monastery. This majestic statue brings positivity to all, sowing positive impressions to the viewers. It echoes what was said in the Lotus Sutra: “A single recitation of namo buddhāya establishes one in the Path of the Buddha."
About the Lecturer：
Ven. Sik Hin Hung | Chief Master Lecturer of Tsz Shan Monastery; Senior Fellow & Former Director of Centre of Buddhist Studies, The University of Hong Kong
Venerable Sik Hin Hung, MA (London), is a Buddhist monk ordained in the Mahāyāna tradition. He is the 45th lineage holder of the Linji School (臨濟宗) and the 10th lineage holder of the Guiyang School (溈仰宗) of Chan Buddhism. Venerable Hin Hung developed “Dharma Therapy” by applying Buddhist theories to psychotherapeutic healings based on Western psychology.
Name: The Thus-come and Thus-gone of the Tian Tan Big Buddha
When: 10 July 2021, 09:30 am - 11:30 am
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82218810195