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 Retreat Center of Beijing Guangshan, venerable Grand Master Qin Yin is the current head Master at Retreat Center 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 Retreat Center 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
Triple Crane Retreat Center is led by the venerable Haiyun Jimeng (海雲繼夢), also known as Master Sea Cloud. He is a practitioner, thinker, speaker, religious leader and scholar. With his years of sincere spiritual practices and profound wisdom attained, Master Sea Cloud became a monastic in 1991.
Master Sea Cloud’s teaching encompasses a complete system of doctrine and practices. He particularly emphasizes that a real truth seeker should confirm the doctrines learned by his or her own personal experience from diligent practices. Accordingly, Master Sea Cloud’s Chan-Kuan teaching, based upon the doctrine of the Flower Adornment Sutra, focuses on practical life transformation. He provides students with stage by stage guidance to progressively deepen the meditative states of mind to personally get in touch with the true life and attain the supreme enlightenment as described by the Sutra. The natural by-products of the initial steps of training are:
Two ways to understand the ‘origin’ of Buddhism
The ‘origin’ of Buddhism may in fact be understood in two ways. First, it may refer to the Buddha’s awareness, upon his enlightenment, of the ultimate truth of the universe and the meaning of life itself, an awareness that transcended the traditional concepts of the Indian society of his day. In Brahmin belief, there was a higher-than-human sphere, occupied by a God who created and governed the world. Since the Buddha had, through his profound practice and realization, attained the state beyond that of the heaven where there is neither thinking nor not-thinking (Naivasamjnanasamjnayatana), the doctrines that emerged from his spiritual experience where obviously bound to be different from those of other religious figures. In this sense it is the Buddha’s own supreme Enlightenment that is the ‘origin’ of Buddhism as a universal teaching which has transformed our world.
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