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Second Lotus Sutra Exhibition Held in Taiwan

On January 25, 2015, the “The Lotus Sutra--A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence” exhibition was opened in Taiwan for the second time at Changhua Culture Center of Taiwan Soka Association. The first exhibition was held at Zhi Shan Culture Center in Taipei in 2013. 

On display were photographic panels of the renowned Dunhuang Murals and other pieces including reproductions of Lotus Sutra manuscripts in various languages and of the Soka Gakkai Lotus Sutra Manuscript Series. To coincide with the opening of the exhibition, the Traditional Chinese language edition of Guidebook: "The Lotus Sutra–A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence" Exhibition (translated and edited by Chin-Shuan Cultural and Educational Foundation) was published on January 26.

The exhibition will continue through April 10, 2015. It is scheduled to travel to Fongshan
Cultural Center in Kaohsiung City, and Taoyuan Culture Center in Taoyuan City.

Organizers: The Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP)
Venue: 
Changhua Culture Center, Taiwan Soka Association
Date: January 25-April 19, 2015

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Published in January, 2015
Translated and edited by Chin-Shuan Cultural and Educational Foundation (Taiwan)

The Traditional Chinese language edition of Guidebook: "The Lotus Sutra–A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence" Exhibition was published in January, 2015. The exhibition itself was organized by the Institute of Oriental Philosophy. The guidebook, all of which is printed in color, introduces the contents of the exhibition. The Chinese edition was translated and edited by the Chin-Shuan Cultural and Educational Foundation.

The contents of the guidebook include a history of the transmission of the Lotus Sutra, manuscripts translated into various languages, as well as the Soka Gakkai Lotus Sutra Manuscript Series and Buddhist works of art. Traditional Chinese is used in Taiwan and many other regions of the world, thus the publication of the Traditional Chinese edition has great significance in widely disseminating the empowering messages of the Lotus Sutra. 

In his congratulatory message, Baoyao Lin, honorary professor at the National Taiwan Universit
y of Arts remarked, “Holding the serialized exhibition displaying Buddhist scriptures is an extremely rare attempt, and it is an unparalleled opportunity to see archeological findings, formative arts, and copies of wall paintings and original manuscripts.” He added, “These World Heritages are highly academic, thus it may be difficult for the general public to understand the contents. The panels, however, explain the contents well and invite viewers to Buddhist sutras and the world of thoughts and faith in the Lotus Sutra.” He also commented on the Lotus Sutra Series and noted, “Publishing the facsimile and romanized editions of the Central Asian Nepalese and Gilgit manuscript is a truly remarkable cultural, human, and civilizational undertaking.”


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