master chi chernNext week Skyline College Art Gallery will present CHAN doing nothing, an exhibition of paintings and poetry by Buddhist Chan Master Chi Chern from Malaysia. The exhibition will be on view in the Gallery from September 6 through October 7.

The gallery is open daily, and is located on the ground floor of Building 1.

For more information, including hours, please visit the gallery website or our Facebook page.

Master Chi Chern will be visiting our campus from his home in Malaysia next week when his exhibition at the art gallery opens. Master Chi Chern has written over 60 books, and teaches all over the world.

We are hosting two receptions, the first is on Wednesday, September 7 from 12-2 pm., and the second on Friday, September 9 from 7-9 p.m.  Master Chi Chern will be giving a talk and painting demonstration at both receptions. Live music will be performed by cellist Yawen Hsu, who is a student of Master Chi Chern. Ms. Hsu will be flying in from Detroit to perform at both receptions. All events are free and open to the public

About the Artist

Born in 1955 in Taiping, Malaysia, Master Chi Chern was ordained as a Buddhist monk under Venerable Master Zhu Mo and graduated from the Chinese Buddhism Research Institute of Fo Guang Shan (Taiwan). He is the first Dharma heir of Chan Master Sheng Yen in the Linji lineage of Chinese Chan and a fourth generation Dharma descendent of Master Xu Yun. He has authored more than sixty books on Buddhism and meditation, including The Map to Nowthere – Chan Practice Guide to Mind Cultivation. In addition to teaching in formal retreats, he also teaches through his artwork in Chinese calligraphy, Chan paintings, poetry, Buddhist lyrics, and tea. Currently the Principal of the Malaysian Buddhist Institute, Vice President of the Malaysian Buddhist Association, and Abbot of Puzhao Buddhist Vihara, Master Chi Chern resides in Malaysia and teaches extensively in Chan retreats throughout the world.

Article by Paul Bridenbaugh