1:30 pm / Ven. Dhammadipa (Fa Yao)
Sarvāstivāda Buddhism school was the most momentous sectarian Buddhism, whose practice system is well-known in Chinese and Tibetan Buddhism. Its stages of practice includes the path of equipment, four aids to penetration in the path of application: The Heat, Summit, Acceptance, and the highest mundane factors.
Ven. Dhammadipa will expound the meditative stages which were documented in one of the Sarvāstivāda Abhidharma Treatises, Abhidharmakośabhāsya with other Abhidharma sources. Comprehending the meditative stages in Sarvāstivāda school may help to raise direct or indirect cognition in Vijñānavāda or all other Buddhist schools flourished afterward.
Venerable Dhammadipa (Fa Yao), presently the abbot of Chuang Yen Monastery, has been ordained as a Buddhist monk since 1987. He taught in Taiwan, and has been to different countries to study Buddhism. He received his B.A and M.A in Buddhist Studies in Sri Lanka, and his Ph.D in Religion and Philosophy in England, UK. His special preferences are in Abhidhamma and meditation practices, and often stress the importance of the meditation in society. He reads in Chinese, Japanese, Pali, Sanskrit, French, etc.
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