Creativity and the Arts

Sat, 11 Aug 2012 1:00 PM


1–2:30 pm, Saturday. August 11, 2012

SFU at Harbour Centre (Room 2270)
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
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Venerable Guojun Fashi

Venerable Guojun Fashi received monastic ordainment under Master Song Nian at Mahabodhi Monastery, Singapore. He received lineage transmission in the Chan School of Chinese Buddhism from Master Sheng Yen of Dharma Drum Mountain in Jinshan, Taiwan. He is the 58th generation descendant of Master Lin Ji (?-866) of the Lin Ji School (Rinzai in Japan) and 53rd generation descendant of Master Dongshan (807-869) in the Cao Dong School (Soto in Japan). He also received lineage transmission in the Xianshou and Cien School of Chinese Buddhism from Master Qin Yin of the Fuhui Monastery in Shulin, Taiwan. He is the 42nd generation of Dharma heirs in both Schools.

Venerable Guojun Fashi was the Deputy Director of Dharma propagation of the Singapore Buddhist Federation from 2004 to 2006. Further, he was the Abbot of Dharma Drum Retreat Center, New York, USA from 2005 to 2008. He has been the President of Mahabodhi Monastery Board of Directors, Singapore since 2004 and Abbot of Mahabodhi Monastery, Singapore since 2008.

Venerable Guojun Fashi has conducted many meditation workshops and retreats. He has taught in various places such as Australia, Croatia, Indonesia, Luxembourg, North America, Poland, Singapore, Switzerland.

In his free time, Venerable Guojun Fashi likes to do yoga, Chinese calligraphy, play the Chinese flute, paint and practice Urasenke Japanese tea ceremony.

Dr. Paul Crowe
Director, David Lam Centre
Associate Professor
Department of Humanities & Asia-Canada Program
Simon Fraser University

Ph.D., MA Asian Studies (UBC); MA Religious Studies, BA Philosophy and Religious Studies (U. Calgary)

Dr. Crowe’s teaching and research focus is on Chinese religions and intellectual history and on the cultivation of intercultural understanding. Current research projects include translation and analysis of a thirteenth-century canonical Daoist inner alchemy (neidan 內丹) text titled Qingan yingchan zi yulu 清庵瑩蟾子語錄 (CT 1060). He is also compiling research on a network of Daoist organizations in Vancouver and Hong Kong including work on their origins in Guangdong and Hong Kong. Outside the academy he has had a longstanding personal interest in Chinese culture as a practitioner of Taiji quan and Daoist meditation for nearly thirty years.