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First Annual Summer Retreat, July 13-27, 2001
The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, Ukiah, California

Profile of Evening Discussion Leaders
Dharma Masters Heng Hsien took refuge with Venerable Master Hua in 1970, and was fully ordained as a Bhikshuni in San Francisco in 1972. She holds an M.A. in Mediterranean Studies from Brandeis University, and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in South and Southeast Asian Studies, with emphasis in Sanskrit. DM Heng Hsien is an active member of the Buddhist Text Translation Society, translating from Sanskrit and Chinese. She is also a Professor at Dharma Realm Buddhist University, teaching Sanskrit and Buddhist Texts. Her current residence is the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas.

Dharma Master Heng Jen is the vice prinicipal of Developing Virtue Girls school at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas. DM Jen gave a dynamic talk on the topic of karma and cause and effect.

Dr. Ron Epstein was one of the students from University of Washington who led the groups of students to Master Hua. He helped organize the first Shurangama Sutra study and cultivation summer session in 1968. Professor Epstein was one of the translators of the Shurangama Sutra from Chinese to English. He has a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in Buddhist Studies, an M.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Washington, and an undergraduate degree from Harvard University. He currently teaches at San Francisco State University and the Institute for World Religions.
Dharma Master Heng Tso is the director at Avamtasaka Monastery in Calgary, Alberta Canada. In 1968, he attended the 1968 Shurangama session as a 19 year old teenager. DM Tso gave a talk about "Truly Recognize your own Faults".

Mr. David Rounds, a Harvard graduate in English Literature, is an editor of the English translation of the Shurangama Sutra. A disciple of Master Hua since 1971, David lived at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas for 9 years. He has worked on Buddhists Text Translation Society (BTTS) translations and has written 5 books of his own. He recently retired after 10 years as a public high school teacher. He currently resides in Ukiah with his wife, Susan Rounds.

Dharma Master Heng Jhuang is the librarian at the Dharma Realm Buddhist University. DM Heng Jen is skilled in Chinese, English and Spanish. DM Heng Jen is an active member of the Buddhist Text Translation Society. She gave a talk on the hundred Dharma Shastra.

Dharma Master Heng Yin received a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin and was subsequently accepted to the Ph. D. program. She first learned about Venerable Master Hua in 1990 when the Master went to visit UT and lectured on meditation and Buddhism. She began to read about CTTB and Sutras and decided to come to CTTB for a summer Chan session. After that session, she applied to Dharma Realm Buddhist University and moved to CTTB a few months later. After one month at the CTTB, she left the home-life. DM Heng Yin has been working in translation and the Girls' school at CTTB ever since, and finding it very rewarding and fulfilling. She is currently the principal of the Girls' School at CTTB.

* Significance of the Shurangama Sutra
* Master Hsuan Hua's 1968 lecture

DM Heng Chih

Evening Guest Speakers
DM Heng Hsien
DM Heng Tso
DM Heng Jen
DM Heng Yin
Dr. Ron Epstein, and
Mr. David Rounds

Program Information
* Retreat Program
* Participants' Reflection
* Participants' Reflection 2

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