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978-0-7618-6309-0 • Hardback • March 2014 • $77.00 • (£59.00)
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Guo Cheen is a Mahayana Buddhist nun who founded The Compassion Network in Seattle, Washington. She is also a co-editor of Women, Spirituality and Transformative Leadership:Where Grace Meets Power.
Chengguan’s Doctrinal Contributions
An Analysis of the Translation
The Annotated Translation
Appendix A: Fascicle Nine of A Compilation of the Commentaries and Subcommentaries to the Avataṃsaka Sūtra
Appendix B: Outline to the Commentaries to the Avataṃsaka Sūtra
Appendix C: Chengguan’s Commentaries to the Avataṃsaka Sūtra, Fascicle One
In this study . . . Guo Cheen has made a substantial contribution to contemporary Buddhist Studies. Chengguan's commentaries on the Avatamsaka/Huayan Sutra were among the most important endeavors in Chinese Buddhist philosophy. Having them now available in English translation extends our realization that the philosophy of ‘interrelatedness’ is one of the greatest gifts from the Buddhist tradition to our moment in time.
— Dale S. Wright, Gamble Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies/Asian Studies, Occidental College