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Robert M. Gimello
University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ 85721-0001)

A Study of the Hua-Yen Buddhist Teaching of "The Ten Arcana"

To study the cardinal Hua-yen Buddhist doctrine of the "Ten Arcana," based on a close reading and interpretation of the relevant Chinese primary sources. The "Ten Arcana" is a central teaching of a very important school of East Asian Buddhism, produced during its period of maturity in the late eighth and ninth centuries. It is a useful example of the transformation of Buddhism from an originally Indian tradition into an authentically Chinese system of thought.

Project fields:
Nonwestern Religion

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1978 – 8/31/1978