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Beata Grant

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824832025

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824832025.001.0001

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Passing on the Lamp

Passing on the Lamp

The Dharma Successors of Qiyuan Xinggang

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(p.77) Chapter Five Passing on the Lamp
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Eminent Nuns
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Beata Grant

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824832025.003.0005

This chapter focuses on Qiyuan Xinggang’s Dharma successors. Qiyuan Xinggang had seven officially designated Dharma heirs, although many more disciples either lived at the Lion-Subduing Chan Cloister or spent time with her on retreat. Of these seven, Yikui Chaochen is the most well-known; she was the author of Qiyuan Xinggang’s biography. Meanwhile, Yigong Chaoke was one of the two nuns charged with the leadership of the Lion-Subduing Chan Cloister after Qiyuan Xinggang’s death. The remaining five Dharma heirs include Yichuan Chaolang, the other nun summoned to take over the leadership of the Lion-Subduing Chan Cloister; Yiyin Chaojian, who became the abbess of a newly refurbished Protection of Goodness Convent in Danghu; Puwen Chaoyuan, Yiran Chaoshe, and Guding Chaozhen.

Keywords:   Qiyuan Xinggang, Dharma successors, Lion-Subduing Chan Cloister, Yikui Chaochen, Yigong Chaoke, Yichuan Chaolang, Yiyin Chaojian, Puwen Chaoyuan, Yiran Chaoshe, Guding Chaozhen

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