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Eminent NunsWomen Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China$
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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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Qiyuan Xinggang as Abbess, Dharma Teacher, and Religious Exemplar

Qiyuan Xinggang as Abbess, Dharma Teacher, and Religious Exemplar

(p.58) Chapter Four Qiyuan Xinggang as Abbess, Dharma Teacher, and Religious Exemplar
Eminent Nuns

Beata Grant

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter looks at Qiyuan Xinggang as an abbess, a Dharma teacher, and a religious exemplar. Qiyuan Xinggang did not restrict herself to delivering sermons and holding interviews; she and her nuns also provided various other sorts of religious services to the local lay community, such as Buddhist festivals and funeral services. Buddhist festivals brought in crowds of lay devotees and onlookers, and the abbess would often deliver special Dharma talks designed with her lay audience in mind. Ultimately, it was Qiyuan Xinggang’s reputation not only for spiritual achievement but also for strict discipline and frugality that inspired trust and, most importantly, the patronage of lay donors.

Keywords:   Qiyuan Xinggang, abbess, Dharma teacher, religious services, Buddhist festivals, funeral services, lay community, Dharma talks

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