Chinese Buddhism and American Buddhism
From July 18 - 24, 1987, Venerable Master Hsuan Hua hosted the Water, Land, and Air Ceremony at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas and invited nearly 100 Sangha members from mainland China to attend. This was a historical assembly symbolized by the cooperation between the American Sangha and the Chinese Sangha.
Zhao Pu-chu, the president of the China Buddhist Association, presenting five sets of the Imperial (Dragon Treasury) Buddhist Canon, compiled during the Ching dynasty, to Dharma Realm Buddhist Association representatives Dharma Masters Heng Shun and Heng Lai.
On November 6 1990, the Venerable Master sent his disciples to Beijing to bring back the Long Zang edition of the Buddhist Canon back to the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, thus symbolizing the taking of a further step in the relationship between Chinese and American Buddhism and the transmission of the Buddhadharma to the West.
From January 8 - 20, 1991, at the invitation of Mingru Monastery in Jilin, China, the Master sent several of his disciple-Bhikshunis to reside as visitors, where they participated in the daily monastic life and gave talks on Dharma to the public and talks on the precepts to the resident nuns.
On December 12, 1995, Dharma Masters Heng Sure, Heng Lyu and Heng Bin went to Shanghai, China, to take part in the transmission of the Complete Precepts at Longhua (Dragon Flower) Monastery at the invitation of Venerable Ming Yang.
Group Portrait at Long Hua (Dragon Flower) Monastery following the transmission of the Complete Precepts.