2010 Buddhism in China: Huayan Buddhism and Mt. Wutai

 

Program Information

 

Sponsored by the Woodenfish Foundation and in collaboration with faculty of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, the Buddhism in China program offers graduate students the opportunity for direct and intensive engagement with important historical centers of East Asian Buddhism in Jiangsu, Beijing, and Shanxi, including Mount Wutai and the Datong grottos. Through regular seminars conducted by scholars of East Asian Buddhism specializing in the field of Huayan Buddhism and guided tours of temples, archeological sites, and other historical locations, participants will study the history and culture of Buddhism in China. Special attention is also be given to introducing participants to potential sources and avenues for research and to promoting interaction with Chinese scholars.

 

Sites Visited

 

  • The Great Buddha City in Wuxi 无锡

  • Wutai Shan 五台山/ Mount Wutai

  • Foguang Temple of Wutai County

  • Qiaojia Dayuan/ Qiao Family Compound

  • Zhen Hai Temple 鎮海寺 

  • Xuan Kong Si/ Hanging Temple 

  • Yingxian Wooden Pagoda of Fogong Temple

  • Huayan Temple

  • Chong Shan Temple

  • Gaomin Temple 高旻寺

  • Qixia Temple 栖霞寺

  • Yungang Grottoes 雲崗石窟 

  • Dajue Temple 大覺寺

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1 All arrive in Shanghai 上海

 

Day 2 Gathering in Shanghai Fo Guang Shan Temple
Visit Wuxi Great Buddha City and Brahma Palace 
無錫大佛、梵宮
To Dajue Temple in Yixing 宜興大覺寺

 

Day 3 Visit Dajue Temple 大覺寺
(Student introductions and presentations of research interests)
Lecture on “Zongmi’s Huayan Chan” by Prof. Quan Dong
董群教授主講【宗密的華嚴禅】

 

Day 4 Tour of Bamboo Forest 竹海
Purple-sand Ceramics Market 紫砂壺市場

 

Day 5 To Yangzhou Buddhist College 揚州鑑真佛學院
Lecture on “The Huayan rituals in Chinese Buddhist monastery” by Prof. Ven. Shengkai
釋聖凱教授主講【寺院叢林的華嚴儀軌】

 

Day 6 Visit Daming Temple 大明寺Tour of Library 圖書館
Lecture on “Esoterics and Huayan” by Prof. Yaozhong Yan
嚴耀中教授主講【密宗與華嚴】

 

Day 7 Visit Gaoming Temple 高旻寺
City Tour of Yangzhou

 

Day 8 Free Time
Departure from Yangzhou to Beijing 20:00pm-6:30am 

 

Day 9 Arrive Beijing 北京
Free Time

 

Day 10 Visit Chinese Buddhist College in Fayuan Temple 
法源寺的中國佛學院
Free Time

 

Day 11 Opening Ceremony: “Problems and Prospect of Buddhism and
Buddhist Studies in China” by Prof. Zhiyuan Wang (CASS)
王志远教授主講【中國佛學研究的一些議題】
“Studies on the History and Philosophy of Huayan Buddhism” 
by Prof. Daoru Wei (CASS) 
魏道儒教授主講【華嚴的歷史與哲學】

 

Day 12 “The Issues on Huayan Buddhism” by Prof. Song Wang (Beijing U) 
王頌教授主講【華嚴學研究的一些議題】
Visit Yonghe Temple, lead by Prof. Jiamuyang Kaichao
嘉木樣·凱朝教授導覽雍和宮
Guqin Lecture and Performance at Jutian Guqin Concert,
by Master Peng Wang
斲琴大師王鵬主演古琴讲座和演奏

 

Day 13 “Huayan Study” by Western scholars
Visit Forbidden City lead by Prof. Jiapeng Wang, 
from Forbidden City Museum of China
王家鹏教授導覽紫禁城

 

Day 14 “The Avatamsaka Alphabets in the Chan Men Ri Song”
by Guangrong Zhou (CASS)
周廣榮教授主講【《禪門日頌》中的‘華嚴字母】’
“Archaeological Studies for Buddhist Arts in Yungang” 
by Prof. Zong Zhang (CASS)
張總教授主講【雲岡佛教藝術的考古學】

 

Day 15 Departure from Beijing to Taiyuan 8:40am-12:01pm 
(one-way train ticket: RMB189/ RMB157)
Visit Chongshan Temple in Taiyuan and City Tour 太原崇善寺

 

Day 16 Visit Jinci Shrine, Qiaojia dayuan and Pingyao Gucheng
晋祠、喬家大院、平遙古城

 

Day 17 To Datong Yungang Grottoes大同云冈石窟

 

Day 18 Wooden Pagoda in Yingxian and Xuankong Temple
應縣木塔、懸空寺

 

Day 19 To Mt. Wutai 五臺山

 

Day 20 Mt. Wutai 五臺山

 

Day 21 Mt. Wutai 五臺山

 

Day 22 Departure 賦歸

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