Jointly organized by Buddhist Compassion and Jao Tsung-I Academy
Living in the moment:
The Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition of Ven. Chi Chern
Buddhist Compassion and Jao Tsung-I Academy have jointly organized the exhibition of “Living in the moment: The Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition of Ven. Chi Chern” from 11th October to 29th February 2020 in The Gallery(Exhibition Hall 2 and 3).
Ven. Chi Chern has practiced painting and calligraphy for 40 years using brush and ink to express the simplicity of Zen and the smoothness of change.
The theme of the exhibition is “Living in the moment: The Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition of Ven. Chi Chern”. Through the works of Ven. Chi Chern, it is hoped that we can learn how to maintain a quiet heart in a rash and brash external environment, and to live every moment with peace of mind.
The exhibition displays Zen paintings in different styles by Ven. Chi Chern, all the works in this exhibition come with no particular title attached to them, so that they can give the viewer a larger space to insert their imagination and give their own unique meaning to the works. When viewers watch the exhibits with their heart, they can understand the Zen of Ven. Chi Chern and have a deeper understanding of “Living in the moment”.
Venue: Hall 2 and 3, The Gallery, Jao Tsung-I Academy
(800 Castle Peak Road, Mei Foo, Kowloon)
Date: 11th October to 29th February 2020
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
*Ven. Chi Chern will be present during the exhibition on 11, 12, 14-17 and in the afternoon on 21 October.
(Please take note that the above arrangements may change due to changes in Ven. Chi Chern’s circumstances.)
Living in the moment:
Seminar by Ven. Chi Chern
Speaker: Ven. Chi Chern
Date: 11th October 2019
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Theater, Jao Tsung-I Academy (800 Castle Peak Road, Mei Foo, Kowloon)
Profile of Ven. Chi Chern
Born in Malaysia in 1955, he became a monk in 1978. In the same year, he went to Taiwan’s Songshan Temple to follow Master Yinshun, studying Dharma at the Research Department of the Foguangshan Buddhist Research Institute. In 1980 he began practicing Zen under Master Sheng Yan. In 1985, he taught Zen in accordance with the Zen tradition, and became a disciple of Master Sheng Yan, becoming the 58th generation descendant of Linjizong and the 4th generation disciple of the old monk. He is currently Dean of the Malaysian Buddhist Institute and the abbot of Puzhao Temple.