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Passing the Light: The Incense Light Community and Buddhist Nuns in Contemporary Taiwan

Chün-fang Yü

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836580
eISBN:
9780824871086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836580.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The term “revival” has been used to describe the resurgent vitality of Buddhism in Taiwan. Particularly impressive is the quality and size of the nun's order: Taiwanese nuns today are highly educated ... More


Profiles of Individual Nuns

Chün-Fang Yü

in Passing the Light: The Incense Light Community and Buddhist Nuns in Contemporary Taiwan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836580
eISBN:
9780824871086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836580.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides profiles of several Buddhist nuns of the Incense Light community, focusing on their family backgrounds, their motives for joining the sangha, their accomplishments and setbacks, ... More


The Beginning of the Incense Light Community

Chün-Fang Yü

in Passing the Light: The Incense Light Community and Buddhist Nuns in Contemporary Taiwan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836580
eISBN:
9780824871086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836580.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the history of the Incense Light community and its headquarters, the Incense Light Temple (Xiangguang Si). Located in the village of Neipu in Zhuji County, Chiayi District, in ... More


Conclusion

Chün-Fang Yü

in Passing the Light: The Incense Light Community and Buddhist Nuns in Contemporary Taiwan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836580
eISBN:
9780824871086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836580.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This concluding chapter assesses the Incense Light community's present situation and offers projections about its future direction. Incense Light, like Taiwanese Buddhism in general, is undergoing ... More


Wuyin, the Guiding Light of the Community

Chün-Fang Yü

in Passing the Light: The Incense Light Community and Buddhist Nuns in Contemporary Taiwan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836580
eISBN:
9780824871086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836580.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on the establishment of the Incense Light community under Wuyin. Incense Light Temple was originally a local temple with no Buddhist history. In colonial Taiwan, nuns were ... More


Introduction Why Study Nuns?

Chün-Fang Yü

in Passing the Light: The Incense Light Community and Buddhist Nuns in Contemporary Taiwan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836580
eISBN:
9780824871086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836580.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book examines the spiritual lives of Buddhist nuns at the Incense Light community in contemporary Taiwan. Taiwanese nuns today are highly educated and greatly outnumber monks, characteristics ... More


College Buddhist Studies Societies

Chün-Fang Yü

in Passing the Light: The Incense Light Community and Buddhist Nuns in Contemporary Taiwan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836580
eISBN:
9780824871086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836580.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the role played by Buddhist studies societies found in universities in the growth of the Incense Light community. Buddhist studies societies introduced Buddhist teachings and ... More


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