The "Heart Sutra" is written in ancient language and contains passages that are difficult for the average reader to understand.
The video describes the many ailments that can be treated with pine and cedar trees, the origins of Chinese medicine.
Knowing the basis of the Chinese character for illness opens the door for learning many more characters.
This video explains the origins of the Chinese character for pain.
This video explains how the character for illness evolved into its present form.
In this episode, the origins of the Chinese characters for "illness" are explained.
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.
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.
The transitions in Master Hong Yi's life happened naturally and are connected to his growth as an individual. Some wonder whether or not in his decision to become a monk he abandoned this world.
When Master Hong Yi left to become a monk everyone was shocked. Even his wife and kids didn't understand.
Through fasting Master Hong Yi began to adjust his lifestyle and mindset to fit that of a monk. Afterwards he shaved his head and formally became a monk.
When he was in Japan Master Hong Yi came in touch with Western art, which lead him to start his magazine. It was through magazines that he first heard of fasting.
In our lives we experience pain and sorrow, Master Hong Yi is no different. One of the most painful experiences he went through was loosing his mother.
Master Hong Yi grew up in a wealthy and prosperous family. He had everything he could possibly need. Why would he ever want to leave?
"Farewell" or "Songbie" was composed by Master Hong Yi. This song reflects the vicissitudes of Master Hong Yi's life. More importantly it talks about parting, something Master Hong Yi has experienced numerous times through out his days.