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Master Hsin Tao

Post by sherab zangpo on Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:40 am

Many years ago I had the great fortune to meet and meditate with a simple, amazing Buddhist monk, born in Burma,but now resides at Ling Chiu Mountain in Taiwan by the name of Master Hsin Tao.

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Re: Master Hsin Tao

Post by LauraJ on Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:48 pm

This is quite a biography! Candle

Dharma Master Hsin Tao was born in Burma in 1948 and knew hardship from an
early age, losing both parents at the age of four. Having no chance of
schooling, Master Hsin Tao was tricked into joining a guerilla army
when he was nine years old. Retreating with the army to Taiwan, Master
Hsin Tao began his studies at military schools.

At the age of 15 he heard the story of Bodhisattva Kuanyin and knew at
once that he had found a friend. From that moment, Master Hsin Tao made
a vow to spend his life following the spiritual example of Bodhisattva
Kuanyin. At the age of 25 he was tonsured as a monk.

The method of spiritual cultivation chosen by Master Hsin Tao was ascetic
hardship and solitary living. Over the following years he would sit in
meditation for 18 hours a day, eating only one meal, and reading
sutras. At other times Master Hsin Tao would engage in long fasts. In
1983 he started a two year fasting retreat in a cave where his
monastery is now located.

In 1989, at the age of 41, Master Hsin Tao reentered society and
established the Ling Jiou Mountain Cultural Foundation. Since then
Master Hsin Tao has traveled extensively, founded a monastery in
Taiwan, and more recently the acclaimed Museum of World Religions that
opened in Taiwan in November 2001 and Global Family for Love and Peace
that was established in 2002.

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Re: Master Hsin Tao

Post by muni on Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:08 am

The more one is simple; the more one is amazing and an example. Deep bowings. Bow

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