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dc.contributor.authorHacker, Randi
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-20T20:10:41Z
dc.date.available2014-03-20T20:10:41Z
dc.date.issued2009-10-21
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/13329
dc.descriptionThis is one of hundreds of 60-second radio spots created by the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) for Kansas Public Radio (KPR). The purpose of this outreach program is to introduce the people of Kansas to the culture and current issues of East Asia.
dc.description.abstractBroadcast Transcript: Every morning before sunrise, the monk Hua Chi comes to this ancient monastery in Qinghai and, placing his feet in the same exact spot, he prostrates himself a few thousand times. So faithfully has he performed this Buddhist prayer ritual that he has made a lasting impression: two, in fact. Perfect impressions of his feet are imbedded in the polished wood floor. In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, after death the spirit can ascend to nirvana or return for rebirth. Hua hopes his dedication will take him out of the reincarnation loop and send his spirit soaring heavenward. No matter what lofty heights his spirit eventually reaches, his feet will remain firmly planted on the ground. Or perhaps "in" the ground would be the more accurate statement. #hacker #tibet #ceas
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCenter for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPostcards from Asia;0170
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://audioboo.fm/boos/875228-0170-monk-s-feet
dc.subjectChina
dc.subjectMonk Hua Chi
dc.subjectQinghai
dc.subjectTibetan Buddhist
dc.subjectNirvana
dc.titleMonk's Feet
dc.typeRecording, oral
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