What is true and complete acceptance?
Yi Gongzi explains the meaning of the Buddha's expression of complete acceptance.
How do we reach a fully relaxed state of being?
Yi Gongzi explains how the face of the Buddha can show us what the deepest state of calmness and relaxation looks like.
How do the Buddha statues from the Northern Qi Dynasty compare with those from the Northern Wei Dynasty?
Why does the statue of Buddha suddenly bring calmness to those who have experienced suffering?
Yi Gongzi tells the tale of Xiaoming and how he discovered an important find during the Northern Qi Dynasty.
Yi Gongzi describes the chaos and turmoil of the Wei, Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasties.
China's first statues did not come from the popular Song or Tang dynasties. Yi Gongzi explains.
The new normal in Wuhan will return to normal very soon.
Medical workers come to the Yangtze River Bridge to take in the sights after a long day's work.
Like the people of Wuhan, the Yellow Crane Tower has withstood the greatest challenges time has delivered.
An outside meal was hard to find during the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan.
Our host will remember this exceptional meal forever, and not because of the food.
The winter has passed and Jianghan Road is showing signs of returning to business, but many simple services, like takeout delivery, are not yet operational.
Jianghan Pass, once a very popular spot for wedding photos, is now deserted.
The city of Wuhan slowly awakens from the epidemic standstill.
Living in the political instability of the Wei, Jin, North-South dynasties was in itself an experience of great suffering. How did people like Xiaoming survive? The Buddhist ideas of submission and acceptance may have played a part.
Submission and acceptance of the world is something to respect. There is a phrase in Lao Tzu's "Dao De Jing", "the sage is ruthless, to them ten thousand things are but straw dogs". This phrase doesn't necessarily denounce sages or monks but rather reveres them for their ability to accept things as they are, which in it own right is a remarkable ability.
The expression that Buddha bears is one of deep peace, but where does this expression come from? What exactly is this so called, "deep peace" and how can we achieve this state of being?
Let's compare the Beiqi Buddha to that of the Northern Wei! Who knew Buddha icons could represent the same ideology yet be so different visually. Take a look for yourself.
How and why did does an icon of Buddha stop refugees in their tracks? Is is because of the religious symbolism behind the icon or is there more to this classic, ethereal icon?
We are constantly saying goodbye to our friends, to our family, to our past selves. Master Hong Yi is no different. These goodbyes became an inspiration for his song, "Farewell".
After becoming a monk Master Hong Yi deepened his study of Buddhism. The Buddhism value, love is compassion, became a part of his doctrine.