November 27 &28, 2021

HKT

Online & On-site at HKU

Buddhist Canons:

In Search of a Theoretical Foundation for a Wisdom-oriented Education

Tung Lin Kok Yuen International Conference  

Keynote Speakers

Venerable Sik Hing hung

Norihisa Baba

Ven. Bhikkhu Analayo

Professor Jin Y.Park

Norihisa Baba

Professor Albert Welter

Paper Presenters

Venerable Sik Hing hung

Jane Doe

James Doe

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Panelists

Venerable Sik Hing hung

Jane Doe

James Doe

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Venerable Sik Hing hung

Jane Doe

James Doe

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Venerable Sik Hin Hung

Senior Fellow and Former Director, Centre of Buddhist Studies,

The University of Hong Kong

Biography:

Sik Hin Hung, MA (London), is a Buddhist monk ordained under the Mahayana tradition. He is also the 45th generation lineage holder of LingJi (臨濟宗) and the 10th generation lineage holder of Gui-yang(溈仰宗)Schools of Ch’an. His main interest is in ‘repackaging’ the Teachings of Buddhism so that it could become more ‘user friendly’ for people in today’s world. He was the Director and one of the Founding Fellows of the Centre of Buddhist Studies, The University of Hong Kong. He is currently the Senior Advisor of the Centre where he is also teaching as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Ven. Hin Hung is also the Chairman of Master of Buddhist Counselling Programme of the Centre. He has published books and articles on Buddhism, psychotherapy, neuroscience of meditation, Buddhist education and personal growth. The motto of the Awareness Spiritual Growth Centre found by him is “Be mindful of your heart!” His current research projects include: “Awareness Training Program”, “Dharma Therapy”, “Guangdong Yuqie Yankou” etc.

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Norihisa Baba

Associate Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

Biography:

Sik Hin Hung, MA (London), is a Buddhist monk ordained under the Mahayana tradition. He is also the 45th generation lineage holder of LingJi (臨濟宗) and the 10th generation lineage holder of Gui-yang(溈仰宗)Schools of Ch’an. His main interest is in ‘repackaging’ the Teachings of Buddhism so that it could become more ‘user friendly’ for people in today’s world. He was the Director and one of the Founding Fellows of the Centre of Buddhist Studies, The University of Hong Kong. He is currently the Senior Advisor of the Centre where he is also teaching as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Ven. Hin Hung is also the Chairman of Master of Buddhist Counselling Programme of the Centre. He has published books and articles on Buddhism, psychotherapy, neuroscience of meditation, Buddhist education and personal growth. The motto of the Awareness Spiritual Growth Centre found by him is “Be mindful of your heart!” His current research projects include: “Awareness Training Program”, “Dharma Therapy”, “Guangdong Yuqie Yankou” etc.

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Ven. Bhikkhu Analayo

Numata Center for Buddhist Studies, University of Hamburg

Biography:

Sik Hin Hung, MA (London), is a Buddhist monk ordained under the Mahayana tradition. He is also the 45th generation lineage holder of LingJi (臨濟宗) and the 10th generation lineage holder of Gui-yang(溈仰宗)Schools of Ch’an. His main interest is in ‘repackaging’ the Teachings of Buddhism so that it could become more ‘user friendly’ for people in today’s world. He was the Director and one of the Founding Fellows of the Centre of Buddhist Studies, The University of Hong Kong. He is currently the Senior Advisor of the Centre where he is also teaching as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Ven. Hin Hung is also the Chairman of Master of Buddhist Counselling Programme of the Centre. He has published books and articles on Buddhism, psychotherapy, neuroscience of meditation, Buddhist education and personal growth. The motto of the Awareness Spiritual Growth Centre found by him is “Be mindful of your heart!” His current research projects include: “Awareness Training Program”, “Dharma Therapy”, “Guangdong Yuqie Yankou” etc.

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Professor Jin Y.Park

Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religion, American University

Biography:

Jin Y. Park is Professor and Department Chair of Philosophy and Religion at American University. Park specializes in East Asian Buddhism (especially Zen and Huayan Buddhism), Buddhist ethics, Buddhist philosophy of religion, Buddhist-postmodern comparative philosophy, and modern East Asian philosophy. Park employs Buddhist tradition to engage with contemporary issues with a special focus on gender, justice, and ethics. Park’s research on modern East Asian philosophy examines the dawn of philosophy in East Asia and the East-West encounter in that context. Park published numerous articles on Buddhist philosophy, Buddhist-postmodern ethics, gender and justice, and modern East Asian philosophy. Her books include Women and Buddhist Philosophy (2017); Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun (trans. 2014); Makers of Modern Korean Buddhism (ed.2010); Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism (co-ed, 2009); Buddhism and Postmodernity (ed.2008), Buddhisms and Deconstructions (ed. 2006). Park currently serves as the President of the North American Korean Philosophy Association (2016-present). Park also served as the President of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (2018-2019), was on the Board of Directors (2013-2015) of the American Academy of Religion. She was also the Founding Director of the International Society for Buddhist Philosophy (2001-2018)

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Ven. Bhikkhuni Dhammadinna

Āgama Research Group Co-founder and Director, Department of Buddhist Studies, Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts, Taiwan

Biography:

Sik Hin Hung, MA (London), is a Buddhist monk ordained under the Mahayana tradition. He is also the 45th generation lineage holder of LingJi (臨濟宗) and the 10th generation lineage holder of Gui-yang(溈仰宗)Schools of Ch’an. His main interest is in ‘repackaging’ the Teachings of Buddhism so that it could become more ‘user friendly’ for people in today’s world. He was the Director and one of the Founding Fellows of the Centre of Buddhist Studies, The University of Hong Kong. He is currently the Senior Advisor of the Centre where he is also teaching as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Ven. Hin Hung is also the Chairman of Master of Buddhist Counselling Programme of the Centre. He has published books and articles on Buddhism, psychotherapy, neuroscience of meditation, Buddhist education and personal growth. The motto of the Awareness Spiritual Growth Centre found by him is “Be mindful of your heart!” His current research projects include: “Awareness Training Program”, “Dharma Therapy”, “Guangdong Yuqie Yankou” etc.

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Professor Albert Welter

Professor and Head, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Arizona

Biography:

Albert Welter’s research focuses on the study of Chinese Buddhism, particularly on the transition from the late Tang (9th century) to the Song dynasty (10th-13th centuries). Professor Welter also encompasses a broader interest in Chinese administrative policies toward Buddhism, including Chinese notions of secularism and their impact on religious beliefs and practices. His work also covers Buddhist interactions with Neo-Confucianism and literati culture. His publications include: Monks, Rulers, and Literati: The Political Ascendancy of Chan Buddhism (Oxford, 2006), The Linji lu and the Creation of Chan Orthodoxy (Oxford, 2008), and Yongming Yanshou’s Conception of Chan in the Zongjing lu (Oxford, 2011), The Administration of Buddhism in China: A Study and Translation of Zanning and his Topical Compendium of the Buddhist Order in China (Cambria, 2018), and a co-edited volume titled Religion, Culture and the Public Sphere in China and Japan (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). His is currently involved in the Hangzhou Region Buddhist Culture Project, supported by the Khyentse Foundation, in conjunction with Zhejiang University, the Hangzhou Academy of Social Sciences, and the Hangzhou Buddhist Academy. His monograph, A Tale of Two Stūpas: Histories of Hangzhou relic veneration through two of its most enduring monuments, is currently in press (Oxford). Another volume, The Future of China’s Past: Reflections on the Meaning of China’s Rise is under review.

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Retrieving the Dharma Wheel: Searching for Meaning in the Sino-East Asian Buddhist Canon