Zen of Emptiness and Existence Lecture on April 18th, 2012
Upon invitation from East Asian Library, University of Toronto, Master Tam presented a 2 hour lecture, in Mandarin with English translation, on the impact of the human thinking and behaviour on the world at large. Even though it was during the week, from all walks of life, more than 100 people showed up and packed the library, some sitting on book shelves, on the floor, and standing. After the lecture, people stayed behind for refreshments and to ask more questions.
The first lecture given by Master Tam, Master Tam did not waste any mincing words. He presented both the scholarly side (the doctrine on the Buddha-within) and its everyday application (dependent arising in the conventional world). It was a pleasant surprise, given Tam’s ability to chain up the logic in a tightly relevant manner, that everyone was intensely focused for the whole two-hour lecture. Those who began with note-taking dropped the note-taking and opted to direct the attention to listening and digesting the content. It was an success!
For those interested in viewing the lecture, the clips can be found here:
part 1: http://youtu.be/SxWRRMqG4-I
part 2: http://youtu.be/pktjtTwVhWc
part 3: http://youtu.be/PeQxLVnaiX8
part 4: http://youtu.be/W0SMqmYwUVo
part 5: http://youtu.be/5T2I2vFww3k
part 6: http://youtu.be/eFNNsJQqrh4
part 7: http://youtu.be/kQvT4s6zVWw
part 8: http://youtu.be/_vX0zRv8D-Y