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Dharma Master Thich Thien-Thanh

      Dharma Master Thien was born in 1938 in South Vietnam. His family was Buddhist, so he was raised in the tradition of compassion and affection for humankind. He joined the Buddhist order when he was eight years old and preceded to study the Mahayana Tripitaka. When he was fifteen he was ordained as a novice.

      At twenty, Dharma Master Thien received the full precepts under Venerable Master Thien-hoa. In the years that followed, he both studied and taught, going to Thailand and then to India where he studied at Nalanda Pali Research Institute.


In addition to his studies. Master Thien devotes himself to social service and most recently has served on the Rescue Committee for Vietnam Refugees here in the United States.

      At present, Dharma Master Thien is a Professor of Oriental Studies in Los Angeles. During the autumn transmission of the Complete Precepts at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, Dharma Master Thich Thien-Thanh acted as a Certifying Master.


FLOWER ADORNMENT SUTRA PREFACE. A bilingual publication containing the brilliant verse preface to the Avatamsaka Sutra composed by National Master Ch'ing Liang. The interlinear commentary by Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua elucidates the verse with clarity based in the oral tradition of Orthodox Buddhism and directed to modern students of the Way. Softbound, 136 pages (English). NOW AVAILABLE.

THE SRAMANERA VINAYA. The first translation into English with commentary of this vital handbook. Each of the Ten Precepts for a Buddhist novice is explained and expanded upon in the lively commentary by Tripitaka Master Hua. The text also discusses the twenty four rules of deportment for a Sramanera and the commentary offers insight into their usefulness, functions, and advantages. Paperbound, 87 pages.