Buddhist Film Screening: "VOWS" & Interview with Director

VOWS tells the story of monastic discipline in Chinese Buddhism with narration by Ven. Ming Ying, Senior Prior of Bailin Monastery, and seven ordained monks recount their journeys from young layman to ordination day.

Ven. Ming Ying, formerly the Dean of Academic Affairs at Hebei Buddhist Academy, comments on the historical struggle between lineage and adaptation as the Buddhist monastic tradition took hold in the cultural landscape of China. He offers a thought-provoking narrative on Buddhist discipline as a guide for both monastic and laypersons through the difficulties of everyday life in this world.

Join us for a film screening of VOWS and a discussion with director Edward A. Burger and Mahayana monk Reverend Heng Sure!