Hsing Yun

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  • Hsi Lai Temple History

    it offers much more to one’s knowledge about the meaning of life. Whether it is its history that intrigues one’s mind, the structure and design that persuades tourists to visit, or the temples purpose to serve to the community, the Hsi Lai Temple is one attraction to visit. Completed in 1988, the Hsi Lai Temple--located in Los Angeles-- was built to signify the dedication of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order. Their efforts were recognized for spreading the teachings of the Budda to those in the west; in fact Hsi Lai means "coming to the West". However, the spread of Buddhism originated not in the Hsi Lai Temple, but in Taiwan. History goes back to 1967 when the idea of propagating "Humanistic Buddhism" was founded by Venerable Master Hsing Yun. The idea of this propaganda was that one does not need to "go someplace else" to find enlightenment; realizing ones true nature in the here and now and practicing the fundamental…

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  • Chungking Express Film Analysis

    Before I analyze the film Chungking Express, I would like to briefly introduce its director—Wang Kar-Wai, a great master who specialized in describing protagonists’ characteristics by details and the whole environment. Since he grows up in Hong Kong, a former British colony involving Chinese culture and western culture, he has lots of thinking on this metropolis and the people living there. Thus he directs bunch of films such like Chungking Express, telling the love stories happened in Hong Kong…

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  • Chang Cheh's Five Element Ninjas

    These weapons are actually named with in-screen titles during the film, and have an impressive variety. Using these two elements, Chang Cheh manages to present many extraordinary battles, as the action almost never stops in this film. These battles benefit the most by the special effects that fill the action with blood and acrobatics, and Liu Chi-yu's costumes, who presented the different element ninjas in their respective color, with the golden ones definitely standing apart, being impressive…

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  • Buddhism Temple Experience

    Between the dates of October 7th to the 21st, I visited the Buddhist temple called the Hsi Fang temple located in San Diego, CA at Park Blvd. Although Buddhism is my religion, I never knew much about. Before visiting a Buddhism temple, I felt that my experience there was very eye opening, and gave me a whole new understanding and appreciation for Buddhist practices and beliefs. In my mind, I thought that there are a few Buddhist temples in San Diego, such as Chua Ba Thien Hau, Tinh Xa Ngoc Minh…

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  • Eating Meat In Buddhism

    Tracing back its history, in Buddhist countries like Thailand, Burma and Sri Lanka radiate this equal care towards animals. For instance, Burman’s attitude towards animals seems like “the gentle toleration of a father to his little children who are stupid and stubborn, but are very lovable”. In line with this, people from Burma feed turtles and fish at monasteries. If they see fish that are dying out they immediately rescue and transfer it from pools to river (Harvey, 2000). The same in this…

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