Kunju Opera – Grievance from a former birth

In conjunction with the opening ceremony of Dharma Hall and Sutra Hall of Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery, the renowned Zhejiang Kunju Opera was invited to perform the “Grievance from a Former Birth” between 12th and 13th November 2017 for the first time in Singapore.

The Kunju Opera “Grievance from a Former Birth” was written, in collaboration with the Zhejiang Kunju Opera Troupe, at the Chi Lin Nunnery in Hong Kong in order to pass on and develop Chinese Culture. The opera is one of several composed on the basis of Buddhist scriptures and was performed for the first in Chi Lin Nunnery in 2012. The performance was a great success, winning praises and accolades. We are deeply grateful to Venerable Wang Fun for granting us unconditional rights to perform this original oera in the Virtue Hall of Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery.

Kunju Opera “Grievance from a Former Birth” is found in Buddhist scriptures including Ajātaśatru sūtra, Amitāyur-dhyāna-sūtra (or Sutra of the Meditation on the Buddha of Immeasurable Life) and Mahāparinirvāṇa-sūtra.