- 30 April
Chung Tian Temple
1034 Underwood Rd, Priestdale QLD 4127
Participate in a self-guided exhibition where you will be introduced to the Life of the Buddha through a video and banner display.
This exhibition also commemorates the passing of Venerable Master Hsing Yun and showcases his Humanistic Buddhism legacy. Browse the Venerable Master Hsing Yun book display and learn more about Nan Tien Institute, one such example of Venerable Master Hsing Yun's continuous effort in promoting humanistic practices through education. Finish your exploration of this exhibition with Venerable Master Hsing Yun's One-Stroke Calligraphy display.
The Way of One-Stroke Calligraphy
Venerable Master Hsing Yun artistically moves his brush from the top to the bottom of the parchment without pausing. “One-stroke calligraphy” means that every piece by the calligrapher is done in a single stroke. There must be no discontinuation from beginning to end, as the calligrapher’s deteriorating eyesight makes it difficult to continue to the next character. Thus, the whole work is completed in one stroke.
The Storyteller - ‘Look at my heart’
One-stroke calligraphy goes beyond writing and art with each stroke holding deep and profound meaning. Some works include, “Transcend all types of suffering”, “Heart of Buddha”, “Regard the multitude as you regard yourself”, “There is hope in life”. Words that are a true reflection and reminder about the importance of integrating Buddhist practice in everyday life to establish peace on Earth.
As the founder of Humanistic Buddhism, Venerable Master Hsing Yun has touched hearts, changed lives and transformed societies.
“Do not look at my writing, but look at my heart.”
Venerable Master Hsing Yun