"Coming Home to the Bodhisattva Heart: Understanding and Practicing the Heart Sutra in the 21st Century"
Abstract:Ven. Miao Guang will be using the Heart Sutra as a guideline to show how the bodhisattva wisdom and compassion are cultivated through a three-level understanding of sunyata, and realizing a reality of true connection between the self and other.
Bio:Ven. Miao Guang is the Personal English Interpreter to the founder of Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order -- Venerable Master Hsing Yun, who has been teaching and spreading the Dharma across all five continents of the world for over five decades. She graduated with a Bachelor degree from the Department of Asian Studies, University of New South Wales and went on to complete her Master in Buddhist Studies at Fo Guang University, focusing on the studies of Chinese Mahayana Buddhism, Buddhism in the 21st century, Buddhist textual translation, and Humanistic Buddhism.
Known for her proficiency in both Mandarin Chinese and English, she is currently serving at the FGS Institute of Humanistic Buddhism as Deputy Chancellor for International Affairs, which focuses on researches and studies of Humanistic Buddhism, localization and acculturation of Fo Guang Shan temples around the world. She also holds regular Dharma talks as well as workshops on Buddhist text translation and Buddhist interpreting in North America, Australia, London, Singapore, and other English speaking countries in the world. She is also the Director of the Fo Guang Dictionary of Buddhism English Translation Project which not only aims at translating Chinese Buddhist lexicography, but the integration of cloud technology, crowdsourcing, and modern day Buddhist text translation procedures for the Fo Guang Shan translation teams across the world.