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Wendi Adamek: “Tathāgatagarbha-Related Materials in North China, 6th-7th Centuries”
Hwei Tai Seminar: April 22-23, 2017
In this seminar we examine tathāgatagarbha-related texts used in sites in 6th-7th century North China or written by figures active in that milieu. Selections include passages from the Nirvāṇa-sūtra, the Dasheng qixin lun 大乘起信論 (Treatise on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahāyāna), Jingying Huiyuan’s 淨影慧遠 (523-592) Dasheng yizhang 大乘義章 (Chapters on the Meaning of the Mahāyāna), a mortuary inscription for Huiyuan’s collaborator Huixiu 慧休 (547-646), and others.
IMAGE: HUIXIU'S NICHE
Wendi L. Adamek is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and Religion at the University of Calgary and holder of the Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies. Her research interests include medieval Chinese Buddhism and Daoism, Buddhist art, comparative philosophy, and environmental literature. Her forthcoming book Practicescape: The Buddhists of Baoshan centers on a seventh-century community in Henan, China. Previous publications include The Mystique of Transmission (AAR Award for Excellence in Textual Studies, 2008) and The Teachings of Master Wuzhu (2011).