Tung Lin Kok Yuen International Conference
Buddhist Canons: In Search of a Theoretical Foundation for a Wisdom-oriented Education
27 & 28 November, 2021 (HKT) | Online & On-site at HKU
Bonnie W. Y. Wu
Centre of Buddhist Studies
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Wu is a Lecturer at The Centre of Buddhist Studies, The University of Hong Kong. In 2019, she has received her Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from The University of Hong Kong. Her work focused on the development and evaluation of a new group-based Mahāyāna Buddhist intervention, Awareness Training Program (ATP). She has published articles on Buddhist-based interventions and neuroscience of meditation as well as books and manuals on Buddhist Life Education for primary and secondary schools. Dr. Wu has been learning and practicing meditation for more than a decade. She is also a registered social worker. She received her B.SW. from The University of Hong Kong with First-Class honors.
Attaining the acceptance of truth (kṣānti) through the three kinds of knowledge and its modern-day application.
According to early Buddhist text, to attain the truth (saccānupatti) there are 14 gradual steps which can be summarized into the three kinds of knowledge, the knowledge of learning, thinking and cultivation. Among these fourteen steps, step number eight, ‘reflective acceptance of Dhamma (dhammanijjhānakkhanti)’ is of great significance. In this presentation, the importance of ‘reflective acceptance’ and the Mahayana teaching of the three acceptances (kṣānti-s) will be discussed. Furthermore, how the three kinds of knowledge and ‘reflective acceptance’ can contribute toward the development of modern day psychosocial intervention will also be presented.