Senior Programme Director
Dr Cheung Siu Nang Bruce (Xuanjue Acarya) is Senior Programme Director at the HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education, and Chairman of Chinese Wisdoms Society. Dr Cheung holds a PhD from the University of Hong Kong, and is a forensic IT specialist by profession. In his younger days he studied in depth both Eastern and Western cultures, and was especially interested in the philosophy of Laozi and Zhuangzi, I-Ching (Book of Changes), metaphysics, Buddhist studies, qigong, and meditation. In the past 20 years, Dr Cheung devoted himself to Buddhist studies. He started with reading books of Buddhism, and studied different sutras and their expositions. He then moved on to Theravada Buddhism, the Pure Land school, the Esoteric school (Mizong), and the Zen school. His understanding and his praxis progress simultaneously, and he finally based them on Zen teachings. He understood thoroughly the marvelous truth of the bodhicitta (mind of enlightenment), and found its benefits to be boundless. He therefore vowed to carry on the wisdom life of the Buddha, and expounded the Zen school’s method to train the mind during meditation, so as to ‘attain Buddhahood on perceiving our Buddha-nature’. This purifies the heart and awakens both ourselves and others. The following is a series of books (in Chinese) by Dr Cheung on the sutras of the Zen school: The Platform Sutra and the Meditative Mind 《坛经禅心》, The Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra and the Buddha-mind 《楞伽佛心》, The Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment and the Meditative Mind 《圆觉禅心》, The Śūraṅgama Sūtra and the Meditative Mind 《楞严禅心》, Zen teachings in the Śūraṅgama Sūtra 《楞严禅观》, The Vimalakirti Sutra and the Heart of Purity 《维摩清净心》, and The Diamond Sutra and the Meditative Mind 《金刚经禅心》.