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Faith & Legacy

14 May - 16 May
9am to 5pm

Chung Tian Temple
1034 Underwood Rd, Priestdale QLD 4127


Venerable Master Hsing Yun

Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order Founder

Venerable Master Hsing Yun was born in Chiangtu, Chiangsu Province, China in 1927. He was tonsured under Venerable Master Chih Kai at the age of twelve and became a novice monk at Chi-Sia Shan, a mountain monastery in Nanjing, China.

Today, Venerable Master Hsing Yun is the 40th Patriarch of the Lin-Chi line of Ch’an and the founder of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order and its international headquarters in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Under his direction and dedication to spreading the Dharma, Fo Guang Shan now consists of over 200 branch temples in five continents; 16 Buddhist colleges (seminaries); Fo Guang University and Nanhua University in Taiwan, University of the West in Los Angeles, United States and Nan Tien Institute in Woolongong, NSW, Australia.

Venerable Master Hsing Yun is also the founder of the Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA), which has over 170 regional chapters and millions of members worldwide.

Sutra Transcription

The Life of Venerable Master Hsing Yun