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Ven. Yifa gives lecture at Columbia University and University of Michigan

March 25, 2016

 

Ven. Yifa gave a lecture to approximately 40 people at Columbia University in New York, NY and later at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI to several hundred during her time in the United States. At Columbia, her lecture was more focused on Buddhist doctrine and philosophy, especially the Heart Sutra. While at University of Michigan, she discussed Buddhism in the modern era, its developments within China, and calling for greater cooperation and open dialogue and exchange between the United States in China. 

 

Lecture at the University of Michigan

 

 

Visiting Columbia University 

 

 

3/22【木鱼计划】<依法法师受美国密西根大学邀请演讲弘法>

 

3月20日受密西根大学“亚洲语言与文化学系”之邀请,依法法师来到密西根大学面向400多位的教授、学生与社区知识分子在全校最大的讲堂 Rackham Amphitheatre 发表《在这个时代的佛教》Buddhism in Our Time 演讲。 此系列的讲演的宗旨是,邀请佛教杰出人士到学校为大众发表演讲,而依法法师是第一位受邀者。 演讲开始前,该系著名佛学教授Donald Lopez对依法法师的生平进行了介绍,并称讃法师在学朮与宗教双方面的成就与贡献。 首先依法法师向大家介绍“木鱼计划”在中国推行的情况,并讲述了佛教在中国的正向発展。 对佛教在东西方的差异,依法法师举例说,禅坐冥想正念在西方是减压,而在东方佛教最后目的是开悟。依法法师还表示,佛教是有系统的宗教义理,未来佛教与科学的对话应该更加深入。 法师呼吁,美国应以更开放的心态,来正确了解中国的的进步発展。最后法师结论说:"更多美国与中国的交流与合作,是未来世界的一大福𧘲。" 历时一小时三十分的演讲结束后,全场掌声经久不衰。2017年二月,法师已应美国麻州五大学院区之邀,作二周巡回讲演。(木鱼记者苒苒)

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