Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Eminent NunsWomen Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Beata Grant

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824832025

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824832025.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HAWAII SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hawaii.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hawaii University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HSO for personal use.date: 01 July 2022

From Beijing to Jiangnan

From Beijing to Jiangnan

Ziyong Chengru

(p.165) Chapter Nine From Beijing to Jiangnan
Eminent Nuns

Beata Grant

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter focuses on Chan master Ziying Chengru. It was on Mount Wutai that she met Chan master Gulu Fan, the monk under whom she would receive Dharma transmission. In her brief description of her meeting with Gulu Fan, she mentioned being tested on Linji’s “three painful blows and his three mysteries and three essentials” and being asked to produce a gatha (religious poem) to demonstrate her understanding of these. She eventually became one of Gulu Fan’s official Dharma successors, and in 1691, she was named abbess of the Eternal Glory Chan Cloister in Beijing. She also served at several other convents in the imperial city, including the Vast Benevolence Convent and the Eternal Life Chan Cloister.

Keywords:   Ziying Chengru, Mount Wutai, Gulu Fan, Dharma transmission, gatha, Eternal Glory Chan Cloister, Vast Benevolence Convent, Eternal Life Chan Cloister

Hawaii Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.