We are excited to announce the release of Complete Works of Master Sheng Yen 2020 Special Edition.
The Complete Works of Master Sheng Yen compiles extensively the founder of Dharma Drum Mountain’s writing and went through thorough proofreading, arrangement, and editing to present a new edition of 108 volumes, total of 10,241,620 characters with 1,403 photographs in Oct. 2020. In addition to physical books, electronic editions with reading-friendly pages and powerful search functionality are available on both computers and cellphones.
This 2020 special edition of Complete Works of Master Sheng Yen is divided into 9 sections on various topics: doctrinal discourse, history of Buddhism, collection of writings, meditation, introduction to Buddhism, sutra exegesis, biographical travelogue, daily Buddhism, and visions for Dharma Drum Mountain. As the title indicates, this collection documents how Master Sheng Yen visits several continents to elucidate Chinese Buddhism, advocate spiritual environment protection and Pure Land practice, teach meditation, and establish the Dharma Drum Mountain consisting of male and female monastics and lay groups.
Prolific Master Sheng Yen realized early on that “Buddhism is such a treasure trove yet so few people knew about it and so many people misunderstood it.” So he vowed to expound Buddhism in a modern and easily understood language that is accessible to everyone. This collation is not only the collection of Master Sheng Yen’s personal Buddhist ideation but also a precious record of the history of modern Chinese Buddhism.
The Complete Works of Master Sheng Yen of 7 sections and 41 volumes was first published in 1994. In 2000, it was expanded to 9 sections and 70 volumes, then 32 volumes were added to the 2005 edition. This 2020 special edition is finalized to a total of 108 volumes.
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