Vietnamese Ch’an Delegation Visits the Bailin Ch’an Temple, Zhao County, Hebei, China

Vietnamese Ch'an Delegation - 2012

Vietnamese Ch’an Delegation – 2012

Original Chinese Language Article: By Bailin Ch’an Temple

(Translated By Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD)

The visit to the Bailin Ch’an Temple occurred between the 9th and the 12th of October, 2012. The tour of the Vietnamese Ch’an delegation was led by Abbot Xin Xing of Baima Temple, who took the group to the Bailin Ch’an Temple where they received instruction. The resident master of the temple received the delegation with the utmost hospitality.

On the evening of the 9th of October, the Vietnamese Ch’an delegation – which numbered more than fifty people – gathered at the Bailin Ch’an Temple for three days of study and learning activities. Master Chuan Xue was responsible for arranging the reception. Master Chuan Xue led the delegation on a visit to ceremonial tower commemorating the founding patriarch, and then on a tour of all the temple grounds. The delegation then listened to a Dharma-talk, and then went on a visit to the Linji Ch’an Temple situated in Zhengding County – where they paid their respects in the Ch’an the Hall to the founding ancestor – Ch’an Master Linji.

For three days, the delegation took part in extended sessions of Chan meditation practice in the Manjushri Hall. Masters Cun Jie and Chuan Xue guided the foreign delegation that had travelled a long way to be in the heart of China, by emphasising the Zhao Zhou tradition of Ch’an practice, ritual and explanation.

During the visit, the Temple Supervisor – Master Ming Ying – was also enthusiastic to meet the Vietnamese Ch’an delegation. On the evening of October the 10th, the master had an informal meeting with the guests on the ‘Finger (Pointing at the) Moon Terrace’, and then led the group in paying their respects and praying for blessings for all beings, at the commemorative tower dedicated to Master Zhao Zhou. On October the 11th, Master Ming Ying guided the group through a tea-ceremony held at the same tower of the patriarch.

 

©opyright: Adrian Chan-Wyles (ShiDaDao) 2015.

Original Chinese Language Article:

http://www.baohuasi.org/gnews/20121014/20121014265277.html

越南禅宗参访团一行到河北赵县柏林禅寺参学

作者:柏林禅寺

2012年10月9日至12日 由越南白马寺住持心行法师率领的越南禅宗参访团到河北柏林禅寺参学,受到该寺常住法师们的热情接待。

10月9日晚间,参访团一行五十余人到达柏林禅寺,开始了历时三天的参学活动,传学法师负责安排了此次接待。法师陪同客人朝礼祖师塔、巡礼寺院、聆听开示并前往正定县参访临济宗祖庭临济禅寺。

三天以来,参访团员们每天在文殊阁禅堂进行禅修活动,由存洁法师及传学法师带领来自千里之外的禅修者体验赵州祖庭的禅堂仪规及修行方式。

参访期间,柏林禅寺监院明影法师热情会见了越南禅宗参访团一行。10月10晚,法师在指月楼会客厅与客人亲切座谈,并一同在赵州塔前供灯祈福;10月11日下午,明影法师带领客人们在祖师塔前举行茶供仪式。晚间,邀请随团的九位法师在指月楼会客厅座谈交流,客人认真介绍了对禅宗的认识和他们的修行情况。

12日上午,与柏林禅寺僧俗共修了三天的越南禅修者,告别古佛道场,由明玉法师陪同参观名胜古迹赵州桥,随后赴邢台玉泉寺及大开元寺参访

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