Chinese Buddhism and American Buddhism
July 18 - 24, 1987, Venerable Master Hsuan Hua hosted the Water, Land,
and Air Ceremony at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas and invited nearly
100 Sangha members from mainland China to attend. This was a historical
assembly symbolized by the cooperation between the American Sangha and
the Chinese Sangha.
Pu-chu, the president of the China Buddhist Association, presenting
five sets of the Imperial (Dragon Treasury) Buddhist Canon, compiled
during the Ching dynasty, to Dharma Realm Buddhist Association
representatives Dharma Masters Heng Shun and Heng Lai.
November 6 1990, the Venerable Master sent his disciples to Beijing to
bring back the Long Zang edition of the Buddhist Canon back to the City
of Ten Thousand Buddhas, thus symbolizing the taking of a further step
in the relationship between Chinese and American Buddhism and the
transmission of the Buddhadharma to the West.
From January 8 -
20, 1991, at the invitation of Mingru Monastery in Jilin, China, the
Master sent several of his disciple-Bhikshunis to reside as visitors,
where they participated in the daily monastic life and gave talks on
Dharma to the public and talks on the precepts to the resident nuns.
December 12, 1995, Dharma Masters Heng Sure, Heng Lyu and Heng Bin went
to Shanghai, China, to take part in the transmission of the Complete
Precepts at Longhua (Dragon Flower) Monastery at the invitation of
Venerable Ming Yang.
Group Portrait at Long Hua (Dragon Flower) Monastery following the transmission of the Complete Precepts.