禪林簡介(Ten Directions Buddhist Community)

 

1979 南懷瑾老師成立大乘學舍,首愚法師擔任監院,
並設置「十方禪林籌建處」。
1980 「十方叢林書院」成立,由洗塵上人擔任院長,
南師以導師名義權理內外,實際主持院務,
首愚法師擔任總務主任,並兼訓導副主任。

1984 十方禪林護法會成立。
1985 十方禪林文教基金會成立。

 

1979年初大乘學舍成立,並以創建現代「十方禪林」為前瞻性計畫與共同努力目標,翌年6月在台北道場復青大廈的現址,開辦十方叢林書院4年餘,之後積極尋找理想的禪林基地,終於在1985年選定位於新竹縣峨眉湖畔的土地為禪林預定地。禪林創建唯艱,俟1988年5月8日才完成唐式三合院之開山寮,始得舉辦較具規模法會、專修以及大專院校、中小學生佛學冬、夏令營等弘法與文教活動。

  十方禪林建設朝著「重現唐宋古風,創建現代禪林」的理想興建峨眉道場,禪林殿堂造型簡約質樸,房舍四周樹木扶疏,如畫般的庭園造景,錯落有致,自然清淨,禪意盎然,蘊涵境界般若觀想之瀑布流水蜿蜒在山林間,讓人自然進入「溪聲盡是廣長舌、山色無非清淨身」之空靈境界。

 開山方丈首愚和尚(從智法師)在服兵役期間,因閱《六祖壇經》忽爾有省,乃知行住坐臥處處顯示迴光返照之道,頓萌菩提宿願,欲重振禪門宗風。後得南懷瑾老師提攜栽培,致力弘揚融合顯密、大小乘的準提法門,並期己能以出世的精神做入世的事業,秉著「實行正道,莊嚴世界」的理想,創建慈雲普護、澤及蒼生的千手千眼觀世音菩薩道場,復辦十方叢林書院,接續弘揚儒釋道諸子百家、中國文化斷層之師志;並以「見地、修證、行願」六字心法,奉為教育綱領,期以教育、弘化、慈濟三者共舉,貢獻社會,造福人群,進而利樂有情,同登大化。

Ten Directions Buddhist Community

  With the establishment of the modern Ten Directions Buddhist Community as the anticipatory plan and the final common goal, the Great Vehicle Learning Center was first established in 1979, which was followed by the establishment of the Ten Directions Buddhist Academy at Fuqing Building, the present site of the Taipei Branch, in June in the following year. After more than four years of searching for the ideal location, the current site was finally selected on a lakeside terrain in rural Emei Township, Hsinchu County in 1985. The establishment of the site was not without hardships; it was only on May 8, 1988 when a traditional Tang-style triangles courtyard compound was established as the founding mountain lodge, enabling various dharma services, practition retreats, summer and winter camps for college, secondary and elementary school students, as well as other religious, cultural and educational activities of larger scales.

  The Emei vihāra of the Ten Directions Buddhist Community is established with the ideal of reproducing Tang and Song antiquity to create a modern Buddhist community: its halls are minimally and plainly styled, its premises surrounded by trees, its painting-like garden landscaping well-spaced, giving a natural, immaculate Zen feel of contemplative illumination as if a waterfall and stream flows amidst a mountain forest, where one enters the realm of Voidness upon encountering the sound of the flowing water and the sight of the serene mountain, which are all manifestations of the Buddha.

  During his military service, Ven. Shouyu (“Foremost Foolish;” dharma title Congzhi, “Following the Wisdom”), the Founding Abbot of the Ten Directions Buddhist Community, had a sudden realization upon reading The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch that all daily activities – walking, standing, sitting, laying – are entrances to the Great Way of Enlightenment, which gradually helped formulating his will in reinvigorating the tradition and lineage of Chinese Chan (Zen) Buddhism. Later on, with the cultivation and training under the much-revered Master Nan Huai-Chin, Ven. Shouyu is dedicated to the advocating of the long-lost Tang esoteric practice of Cundī Dhāraṇī, which is a fusion of Mahāyāna, Hīnayāna and Vajrayāna traditions. With the hope of engaging in worldly affairs with the spirit of other-worldly liberation as well as holding the ideal of “Walking the Dharma Path, Building a Majestic World,” Ven. Shouyu establishes the Ten Directions Buddhist Community as the vihāra of the all-compassionate Thousand-armed Avalokiteśvara for the benefit and protection of all beings, whilst reestablishing the Ten Directions Buddhist Academy to continue carrying out Master Nan’s will in spreading the teachings of Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism and other philosophies in order to mend the discontinuity in Chinese culture. Under the core principle of Insight, Practice and Welfare as the educational guideline, it is Ven. Shouyu’s volition to educate the public, promote the traditional culture, and provide philanthropy, with the final goal of benefitting the society, people, and all sentient beings.

Address Taipei Branch: 12F, No. 271, Sec. 2, Xinyi Road, Taipei City, Taiwan

Emei Vihāra: No. 6-3, 14th Liao, 8th Neighborhood, Huguang Village, Emei Township, Hsinchu County, Taiwan

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