On 15 November 2019, in collaboration with The Maltese Association for the Study of Spirituality and Spiritual Companionship and the Malta Centre for Chinese Culture, the Institute is hosting Buddhist Abbess Miao Duo who will be delivering a lecture entitled Philosophical Interpretation and Daily Life in the Way of Chinese Zen Buddhism. The aim of this event is to be an exercise in listening to the other in their difference, which is a key point in any inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue. Finding common points and dialoguing is but a consequence only of one’s openness to learn about the differences of other cultures.
Since graduating from the FoGuang Shan Tsung Lin Buddhist College in Kaohsiung, Venerable Miao Duo was assigned overseas to Zu Lai Temple in Brazil in 2005. She was appointed as Abbess of Zu Lai Temple and held the post for six years. In 2012, Ven. Miao Duo took on the role as Director of FoGuang Shan in Spain and has since been dedicated to the propagation of Humanistic Buddhism in Europe. Throughout the last 7 years, she has been devoted to promoting the four main principles of culture, education, philanthropy and Buddhist practice, which were initiated by Master Hsing Yun. She was also posted to Manchester as the Director of the FoGuang Shan branch there. Ven. Miao Duo’s current position is the Superintendent of FoGuang Shan France, which is the headquarters of FoGuang Shan Europe.
Starting at 07:00 p.m., the programme will consist, first, of a lecture by the Venerable Abbess during which Chinese tea will be served. Then, space will be given for questions by a representative of the Association as well as by the general public. Lastly, Chinese and Maltese food will also be served.
Registration for this event is free but obligatory via this link.