Venerable Grand Master Qin Yin（欽音）
As a successor of the 41st Master of “Xian Shou” lineage（賢首宗）, the 17th Master of Mahayana Yoga lineage（瑜伽行派）, the 12th Master of Monastery of Beijing Guangshan, venerable Grand Master Qin Yin is the current head Master at Monastery of “Shulin Fuhiu” in Taiwan.
Grand Master Qin Yin was born in Beijing, China, in 1928. He joined the Army at the age twenty as an administrative officer. In 1950, he moved with the army to Taiwan, where in his spare time, he started to listen to Master’s discourses, attend Chan retreat, and chanting practice, thereafter became a Buddhist dispel, taking vow to follow the code of spiritual conducts.
In 1961, Grand Master retired from the army services. On December 6 of the following year, he was accepted as a renounced dispel at the holly feet of Master “Hui San” at Monastery of “Fuhiu”, and vowed to attain spiritual liberation and to help human beings to do so as well. He was given the Dharma name “Jing Yuan”, called “Qin Yin”.
After renounced the world, Master has been diligently performing spiritual practice, including meditation, chanting mantra and sutras such as “The Avatamsaka (Huayen) Sutra: Conducts and Vows of the Universal Worthy” and “Diamond Sutra”.
Meanwhile, Master has been actively servicing the community to aspire, nurture and provide spiritual guidance to his dispels. Master has accepted about thirty renounced dispels who have become well respected Masters and are diligently promoting Buddhism in order to benefit the spiritual welfare of human beings.
As a result of Grand Master’s profound dedication and devotion, in 1982, he was designated as the successor of the 41st Master of the Holly “Xian Shou” lineage, the 17th Master of Mahayana Yoga lineage。
In 2008, Grand Master designated Master Haiyun Jimeng as the heir of these two holy lineages