Ven. Master Xuecheng awarded honorary doctorate from Taisho University

From:China News Service     Author:China News Service     Time:2017-05-30 22:32:38
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Ven. Master Xuecheng received honorary doctorate at Taisho University in Japan. President of Taisho University commented on Ven. Master Xuecheng’s contribution towards promoting friendship between China and Japan Buddhists.

Ven. Master Xuecheng, President of the Buddhist Association of China, received an honorary doctorate at Taisho University in Japan on May 30th. 

A Chinese Buddhist delegation led by Ven. Master Xuecheng was invited to visit Taisho University on the same day. They were met with warm hospitality and exchanged friendly pleasantries.

During the meeting, Professor Otsuka Nobuo, President of Taisho University, commented on Ven. Master Xuecheng’s contribution towards promoting friendship between China and Japan Buddhists. The university awarded Ven. Master Xuecheng an honorary doctorate degree in order to promote Japan-China friendship. 

The venerable master expressed his pleasure to be honored with the doctorate degree from the university. He remarked that Taisho University has long committed itself to promoting friendship between China and Japan with bilateral Buddhist cultural exchanges. He also expressed hope that Taisho University continue to promote Buddhism. 

The delegation was briefed of the university’s motto, "Practice with compassion and wisdom," along with its four educational objectives which are "compassion, middle way, self-enlightenment, and shared existence."

Before the start of the ceremony, Ven. Master Xuecheng was invited to deliver a speech titled "The Collation of Nanshan Precept Classics and Its Significance" to the teachers and students of Taisho University. 

In his speech,  Ven. Master Xuecheng recalled the establishment and history of the Vinaya Sect in China, and the research studies done by the Japanese Vinaya schools after the Nanshan Precepts spread into Japan. 

The Venerable Master also introduced the systematic collation of Buddhist precept classics in Modern China. He deeply hopes that the systematic editing and collating can provide access to the further study of the treasure of precepts, so that Buddhism can be more widely exposed to the modern society, well-retained and sustainably developed in the contemporary era.

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