Dive into the wisdom of the Great Chan Master Yongjia in the Song of Enlightenment with Rev. Heng Sure.
Ep. 1 – Buddhism in China
In this episode, we provide an historical context for the origins and migrations of Buddhism throughout the world, with a particular emphasis on Buddhism in China, leading to the conditions that allowed Master Hua to bring these teachings and practices to the West.
Ep. 2 – Filial Respect
Just as a tree cannot grow towards the sky without staying connected with and deepening its roots, Master Hua's approach to Buddhism as a life practice emphasizes connection to one's parents and spiritual elders. In this episode we explore some of the ways we can interpret and apply the notion of filial respect in our practice. Visit our website for the two preview tracks from Rev. Heng Sure's upcoming CD, Dharma Radio.
Ep. 3 – Interfaith
In this episode we talk to Rev. Heng Sure about the importance of Interfaith and Intra-faith to Master Hua. He not only found it important to reach out to other religious faiths, but to bridge the gaps within Buddhist streams.
Ep. 4 – Master Hua The Writer
In this episode, we find out from Rev. Heng Sure that Master Hua was a prodigious writer, and his way with words has roots all the way back to his days as a teenager in Manchuria.
Ep. 5 – Master Hua The Meditator
In today’s episode, we hear from Rev. Heng Sure about Master Hua’s approach to meditation, and what it was like to receive his unique form of guidance, which was the result of tried and true, centuries-old teachings. Please visit our website and go to this episode page for a link to download the free Meditation Handbook Rev. Heng Sure talks about in this episode.
Ep. 6 – The Six Guidelines, Part 1
Master Hua Emphasized one set of teachings above all others - The Six Guidelines. These guidelines, based on Precepts, guide one towards cultivating the Mind Ground. By watching one's mind as a gardener tends to crops, one can begin to practice skilful discrimination of certain virtues and attitudes that encourage stillness of mind. In this episode, Rev. Heng Sure introduces these guidelines, and goes into depth with the First Guideline of "No Fighting."