The Covid-19 pandemic offers us a precious opportunity to pause and reflect on what we have been invited to learn. I have decided to turn to the Perfection of Wisdom (prajñaparamita) literature and in particular, the Astasahasrika Prajñaparamita Sutra (The Sutr
Venerable Dr Juewei Shi is Head of Program for Humanistic Buddhism, Director of the Humanistic Buddhism Centre, and Senior Lecturer at Nan Tien Institute in Australia. She teaches subjects related to Humanistic Buddhism and Chinese Buddhism, supported by her research and development that revolves around acculturation and application of Buddhist teachings in the modern world. She has also authored Parading the Buddha: localising Buddha’s birthday celebrations.
Venerable Dr Juewei began her career as an applied R&D engineer in Artificial Intelligence systems, then moved on to management positions in Singapore’s statutory bodies. She holds a PhD in Religious Studies and an MA in Buddhist Studies, as well as an MBA and an MSc in Computer Science and Engineering. She made her millennial decision to join the Fo Guang Shan order when she realised that she could be of the best service to humanity through promoting humanistic values in an increasingly divided world.
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