Starting from this issue, we present the development and the teachings of Tien-tai Sect, one of the major sect in Mahayana Buddhism in China. As there are many comprehensive ideas and profound concepts arising from this sect, it may take three issues to complete the introduction.

For the Sutra Commentary, we continue with Chapter One of the Sutra on the Past Vows of Earth Store Bodhisattva. Again, as the commentary made by Master Hua is very detailed and fairly long, we intend to devote more time to present it as a whole, rather than pieces of extractions.

More photos of Lohan (Arhat), this time statues, are posted in the Buddhist Art section.

Don't forget the commentary of the Heart Sutra written by Roshi Martin. You can find the article in the webapage of Tung Lin Kok Yuen (English) under Dharma Practice.

Finally but not the least, we would like to extend the Reader Survey for two months, in order to allow more readers to respond. Your comment is always important to us. Please do not hestitate to spare a minute to complete the questionnaire.

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