Tea and Dharma Gathering: Bridging East and West

November 21, 2016
A casual gathering talking with Western Buddhist monks and teachers about how to bridge Asian and Western culture. This is a rare opportunity to to meet American Buddhist teachers with over forty years of experience in the Dharma and Chinese culture. There will be fun stories, folk music, and fine tea. 
Date/Time: Monday, Nov. 21 / 7:30-9:00pm
Venue:  2nd Floor, No. 20, Lane 227, Section 2, Anhe Rd.,
             Da’an Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan 106 (map link)
Cost: Free of charge.
Event will be in English.
If you have questions, please email taiwan@drbu.org.

Speaker Bios

Rev. Heng Sure, was born in Ohio and ordained as a Buddhist monk in 1976. As a young monk, he went on a bowing pilgrimage for over two-and-a-half years up the California coast. Fluent in Chinese and English, he is active in translating the Dharma for the West, especially through Buddhist folk music.
(Interview article with Rev. Heng Sure)

B.A. Asian Studies, Oakland University
M.A. Oriental Languages, UC Berkeley
Ph.D. Religion, Graduate Theological Union

Bhikshu Jin Chuan, an American-born Chinese, ordained as a Buddhist monk in 2013. As an Asian-American following Chinese Buddhist practices, his everyday life is a constant negotiation of traditional Chinese and modern Western values. 
(A Journey to Monkhood blogpost)

B.S. Physics, Stanford University
M.A. Religious Studies, Stanford University
M.A. Buddhist Classics , DRBU

Doug Powers is a professor at DRBU teaching classes on Buddhist texts and Western philosophy.  With over forty years of experience in Chinese Buddhism, Doug is constantly pushing the edge of how the Dharma can be brought into contact with the “modern mind.”
(Class link)

M.A. Philosophy and Religion, Graduate Theological Union 
M.A.T. Political Science, University of Redlands

If you have questions, please email taiwan@drbu.org.