Jimmy Yu: "Reflections of an Attendant to Chan Master Sheng Yen"
In this talk, Guo Gu (a.k.a., Jimmy Yu) reflects on his monastic experiences as an attendant and disciple to Chan Master Sheng Yen (1930-2009), as well as his reflections on his personal practice with his academic research.
Jimmy Yu (Ph.D. '08, Princeton University, Department of Religion) is an Associate Professor at Florida State University. He teaches courses in East Asian religious traditions, with an emphasis in Chinese Buddhism and religions. His research interests include the history of the body in Chinese religions, Buddhist material culture, Chan/Zen Buddhisms, and the formation of modern Chinese Buddhism.