Rui Liu

Rui Liu
Translation Certificate Student | Class of 2021

Education: MS, Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

What were you doing before attending the Translation Certificate program at DRBU? 
IT support at City of Ten Thousand Buddhas.

Influential Class you've taken: 
Hermeneutics of Self.

Challenges I faced: 
I was slow in reading and understanding articles regarding translation theory.

How has the Translation Certificate program changed you? 
I have more respect for translation itself and for the dedicated Buddhist text translators from thousands of years ago and around me today.

What surprised you about the Translation Certificate program? 
I found fellow translators dedicated to Buddhist text translation, and also that it contained a meditation component.

What’s your service scholarship (work study) job? 
IT support for CTTB.

Describe a daily practice if you have one: 
Chanting “Namo Amituofo” (Namo Buddha Amitayus).

What do you do for fun? 
Evening walks with my younger daughter — another baby Buddha Amitayus in the making.