President and Director of the
Forshang Buddhism World Center Da Yuan Association.
Branches are situated in: the U.S (Los Angeles, San
Canada (Toronto, Vancouver), Japan, Singapore, Malaysia
Initiated Members cover Taiwan, U.S.A. Canada, East
Europe (Bulgaria), Central Europe (Germany), West Europe (England, France),
(Portugal), Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong.
President and Director of Forshang World
Foundation, a juridical person with branches throughout the world:
Taiwan, Hong Kong, The U.S. (LA, Hawaii), Canada (Toronto, Vancouver).
Honorary Advisor to the International Olympic Committee Member’s
Office in Chinese Taipei
Born in 1959, he received many literary awards during Military service,
and is adept in playing violin and cello.
Following military service, he served as the Editor-in-chief of a
publishing company, and screenwriter/director of a television station.
He has written more than ten sets of Chinese ancient swordsmen novels
under his pseudonym - Chi Ru (meaning a Confucian of unusual distinction).
His first novel was “Sword of the Cicada’s Wing” which was later
rewritten for a TV series - The Legend of the Cicada’s Wing, aired at 8:00
p.m. on Sundays on The Chinese Television channel. The airing was rated second
among all programs broadcast by three major television companies during that
He first met with Master Fruit - Kuang-ching of the Tian Zen Temple of
the Pure Land School of Buddhism in early 1977, he was instructed to be
someone whose purpose in this lifetime was for cultivation.
In Oct., 1989, Master Lee met with Master Huai-jin Nan in Hong Kong.
Upon entering the room, Master Nan pointed to Master Lee in
front of everybody and said, “This person has great supernatural powers and
will become the patriarch of a religious school.”
In March 1988, Master Lee joined Forshang Buddhism to study under Yuan
Dao Bodhisattva’s instruction. Three months later, he was able to see
through people’s bodies and know the causation of their illnesses. Six
months later, he acquired the ability to predict international events.
He practiced eight and one half month’s secluded meditation from July,
1988 till April, 1989, during which he cultivated over eighteen
hours every day. After a major breakthrough, he was instructed by the second
Patriarch, Yuan Dao Bodhisattva to establish the Da Yuan Association. He was
also verified by him as the third Patriarch of Forshang Buddhism and the Head
Professor of Forshang Buddhism as well. He has been completely devoted to
preaching the Forshang doctrine since then.
In Oct. 1989, Master Lee participated in “The International Chi Kung
Medical Conference” held in Beijing, China. In that conference he
shocked all the attendees with his supernatural powers and was invited to
preach in Japan by many Japanese organizations.
Since Nov. 1990, he has visited Japan many times to preach. His
disciples are all celebrities in Japanese society, including the head
trainer of the Art of Sword for the Japanese royal family, Mr. Nota
Katsuhiko; the president of the Japanese Tai Chi Chuan Association, Mr. Mitsushiro Masahiro (三代正廣)
, who won Karate champion titles in two consecutive years; Vice President
of the Overseas Chinese Association, Mr. Hung-jen Lo; and Mr. Ishikawa (石川教張)
, Dean of the Graduate School of Modern Religious Study in the College of
Religion of the Japanese Lotus School; etc.
Since Feb., 1991 he became the first non-Japanese teacher formally
invited to instruct the Japanese national athletic representatives of Tai
Chi Chuan for the Asian Olympic Games to practice the art of Zen and
meditation. In an evening party held during the intensive training period,
he stunned more than three hundred experts of martial arts with the sound
Dharani “howling freely between heaven and earth.” As dozens of people
were actually pushed to the ground simply from the sound of his voice,
this event greatly impressed the Asian Olympic Games attendees in Japan.
He was interviewed by the TV Morning News and many other major media of
the country. In May, 1992, a press release about Master Lee appeared on
the front page of QA magazine of Common Association in Japan.
Master Lee made many accurate predictions of important international
events when he was interviewed in January, 1991 by Mystery Magazine and
Unique Journal. Mystery Magazine wrote an article about his predictions in
their 65th issue released on Feb. 24. Unique Journal made a
report on these predictions in their 141st issue. Master Lee predicted
that the Persian Gulf War would end at the number 8. The war ended on Feb.
28. He also predicted that in July of the Chinese Lunar Calendar the
governments on both sides of the Taiwan Strait will have further
developments. The Red Cross in China came to Taiwan in a devious way. He
predicted that the Soviet Union would completely change. The Soviet Union
collapsed because of a political coup in Aug.19 and in Aug. 21, Gorbachev
resumed his political power. In addition to these predictions, he also
accurately predicted the crash of a United Airlines Flight en route from
Germany to the U.S., the coup in Thailand, the violent riot in Sri Lanka,
and a riot occurring in India due to religious reasons.
In August of 1993, the second Patriarch of Forshang Buddhism, Yuan Dao
Bodhisattva attained his perfect rest. Master Lee succeeded him to become
the third Patriarch of Forshang Buddhism and has since presided over all
preaching activities. The preaching areas cover Taiwan and sites all over
the world. At present, the branches and the ritualistic halls are situated
in the U.S.A., Canada, Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia. Disciples include
professionals in the computer industry, physicians, real estate brokers,
engineers, university professors, businessmen, and even politicians some
of whom have traveled long distances to study Buddhism under Master Lee.
At present, Forshang disciples in Taiwan already number more than a
hundred thousand people among which four or five thousand have already
been initiated. They all come from different professions. Nearly all the
managerial executives in all the foreign capital funded banks of Taiwan
have taken refuge in Master Lee. In addition, people having taken refuge
in him include many of the physicians and nurses of The Taiwan University
Hospital, The Veteran’s General Hospital, and The Yang Ming Hospital,
government officials, university professors, teachers in all levels of
schools, attorneys, architects, Data processing professionals, businessmen
and politicians. Moreover, even Rinpochi of Tibetan Buddhism and some
disciples of the open schools have also taken refuge in Master Lee. In
order to accommodate the increasing number of followers, the Forshang
Buddhism headquarters in Taipei has established three ritualistic halls in
Taipei for preaching and more branches and ritualistic halls in the north
, the center, and south of Taiwan have already been established and are
still in expansion.
In July, 1997 Master Lee was invited to become the Honorary Dean of the
Graduate School of the Modern Management of Business Administration of
Tsinan University, Shantung Province, China. Master Lee was also invited
to lecture on Business in the Shantung Industrial University and the
Tsingtao University, addressing on the Modern philosophy of Business
Administration of the 21st century - a topic of special
On May 27, 1998, Master Lee was granted the position of Honorary Advisor
of the International Olympic Committee Member’s Office in Chinese Taipei
for his contribution to the worldwide propagation of athletic activities,
which will also be the common goal that he and IOC will join in achieving
for the future.
Activities Undertaken In Recent Years
Since 1992 the stately "Forshang Buddhism Hua-Yen Spiritual
Meeting" has been set to be held twice a year. Spiritual meetings are
also held in Los Angeles and San Francisco, U.S. and Toronto and
Vancouver, Canada and Japan. The thousands of attendees who overcrowded
the place of meeting became the focus of wide press attention.
There are annual schedules for cultural activities, such as the
"Exhibition of One Hundred Human Holy Relics", the
"Exhibition of One Hundred Animal Holy Relics", the
"Buddhist Cultural Products Exhibition", the "Festival of
Childhood Innocence and Free Clinic of Chinese Medicine", etc. Not
only did these activities arouse echoes among people, but they also
invited competitive press releases from all major media. (1994-1998)
Since 1994 Master Lee of Forshang Buddhism has participated in
sponsoring sport teams that are in need, including the financial support
granted to the Russian and the Outer Mongolian bicycle race teams, in an
attempt to create a social awareness for fitness.
The annual election and public recommendation of outstanding social
welfare organizations for the purpose of inspiring the public concern and
awareness for the harmony of society. The organizations that were elected
include The Joyful Wish Association, The Good Shepherd Foundation of
Catholicism, The Home of stray Dogs, The門諾Christian
Hospital, The "Shoes" Children Experimental Theater, The Taipei
Traffic Patrol Division, Taipei Woman’s Social Welfare Services
Master Lee of Forshang Buddhism has collaborated with Professor Szu-tsen
Lee, leader of the study of Biological energy at the National Science
Council of O.C., in studying the correlation between Chi Kung and the
resulting changes in brain waves. (1995)
Since Forshang Buddhism was founded, a schedule was set for the
publications of Master Lee’s writings: The Statement of Dharma Nature
and The Collections of Testimonies, which are very touching accounts by
students who actually experienced the various real-life effects of their
Buddhist practice. There are currently fourteen books that are published.
Master Lee of Forshang Buddhism sponsored the musical pieces -
"Narcissus" and "Snow Lily" composed by Musician Peter
Faun, to be performed initially in Moscow (by the Russian Federal
Orchestra). These musical pieces are also the first pieces performed in
Russia composed by a Chinese musician . Peter Faun was consequently
granted an honorary doctorate by the Ukraine College of Music. (1997. 1)
In January, 1997 Master Lee was invited to lecture in the Taiwan
University, which was well known to have the best academic environment.
This caused a great excitement in academic field. Through the influence of
this event, seminars were held weekly in many other universities,
including the University of Chinese Culture.
Undertaken jointly with Veteran’s General Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan
and the Graduate School of Pharmacology of Yang Ming University, medical
research on the "Influence Of the Art Of Zen And Meditation On Brain
Blood Flow And The Autonomic Nervous System" has been released in
Taiwan and in America, arousing enthusiastic discussion and amazement in
the domestic and international medical field. The study found that a
person who practices meditation has better biological functions and
control of the brain’s blood flow than a non-practitioner. These data
obtained in research will greatly benefit the medical study on the
clinical application. (1997. 3)
Master Lee of Forshang Buddhism organized and sponsored the "Golden
Book Award," an event that is the first of its kind held in Taiwan
for the reader’s vote of the best religious books. This activity
acquired enthusiastic reverberations arousing a new trend of the reading
of religious books in Taiwan. (1997. 6)
Invited by UCLA in the U.S., Master Lee lectured on topics of special
interest and was heartily welcomed by the local academic circle. (1997. 6)
In order to exalt the unique Chinese cultural tradition - XiangQi,
Master Lee of Forshang Buddhism organizes and sponsors the "Forshang
Cup" World XiangQi Championship which is the largest ever in both
scope and its stake. A preliminary contest was first held in Taiwan in
1996 in order to select the specially invited competitors. In September,
1997 the First Annual "Forshang Cup" World XiangQi Championship
was held in the U.S. Twenty five countries from Asia, the Americas,
Europe, and Australia participated in the contest generated international
excitement. This grand contest will be held annually in different
countries throughout the world. (1997. 9)
Master Lee of Forshang Buddhism sponsored the global premiere of Peter
Faun’s ballet music: "Snow Lily," conducted by the Russian
Federal Orchestra and Moscow Ballet. The performance was highly acclaimed
by the musicians in Moscow. (1997. 10)
In February, 1998, CDs of Peter Faun’s ballet music: "Snow
Lily," the live recording of the world premiere in Moscow were
released and deeply adored by musicians and music appreciators of
In June, 1998 CDs and tapes of the Buddhist orchestral music were
released: "Nine Word Zen Sound Dharani", "Da Zi Zai Wan Fo
Hymn", "Happy Dharma Seekers", composed by Master Lee,
arranged by Peter Faun, and conducted by the Taipei Century Orchestra.
In June, 1998 miscellaneous essays by Peter Faun were compiled into four
books and published in Taiwan ,Canada,America . Those four books are
Various thoughts by Peter Faun on Studying Buddhism Volume I, & II and
Various thoughts by Peter Faun on Religion and Mythology Volume I, &
Since Forshang Buddhism was founded, a schedule was set for the publications of Master Lee's writings: The Statement of Dharma Nature and The Collections of Testimonies, which are very touching accounts by students who actually experienced the various real-life effects of their Buddhist practice. There are currently fourteen books that are published.
The Statement Of Dharma Nature
It is a masterpiece by Master Lee, the third Patriarch of
Forshang Buddhism, based on his own personal achievements in cultivation. Of
the thirty-six chapters each scheduled to be published one year at a time,
seven chapters have been published.
The Spiritual Body
The Statement Of Dharma Nature (1)
The Harmonious Integration Of All Forms
The Statement Of Dharma Nature (2)
The Land Of Perpetual Peace And Glory
The Statement Of Dharma Nature (3)
The Profound And Miraculous Nature Of
The Statement Of Dharma Nature (4)
The Great Path To Liberation
The Statement Of Dharma Nature (5)
The Dharma Succession Of The Patriarch
The Statement Of Dharma Nature (6)
The Mental Seal Of A Bodhisattva
The Statement Of Dharma Nature (7)
The Eight Stages Of Mental Cultivation
The Supreme Hua-Yen Series
Abstracts of the instructions of Master Lee, the third
Patriarch of Forshang
Buddhism, on Buddhist sutras in the mental doctrine
classes. The following are the books that have been published:
The Supreme Hua-Yen Diamond Sutra
The Supreme Hua-Yen Perfect Enlightenment/Lotus Sutra I
The Supreme Hua-Yen Wei-Mo-Chieh (Vimalakirtei-nirdesa) Sutra
The Absolute Forshang Series
Written personally by Master Lee, the third Patriarch of
Forshang Buddhism, these stories tell the establishment of Forshang Buddhism
Da Yuan Association and its preaching activities throughout the world.
The Hints Of Buddha And The Impressions On The Mind
The Union Of Body And Mind
The Absolute Forshang Series: The Calling Of The Pureland
The Absolute Forshang Series: The Path To Buddha Nature
The Absolute Forshang Series: The Entrance To The Great Way
The Great Fortune of Life and Death
Based on his own personal achievements in cultivation,
Master Lee discusses profoundly in everyday language all the fascinating areas
related to life, death, dream, etc. The first chapter has been published.
Science fiction: Heaven, Earth, and the Cross,
began on August 30, 1997 and
published in the magazine - The World of Forshang.
The Zen style Neo-classical Kung-Fu novel: The
World of the Frozen Wind
began on Dec. 17, 1998 and was published in the magazine - The
World of Forshang, as well as in all the editions of the Central daily News
worldwide in the essay section since April 1, 1999.
“Da Zi Zai Wan Fo Hymn”: composed toward the end
of 1989 at Yen-Che Street in
the early stage.
“Nine Word Zen Sound Dharani”: composed after the earthly
completion of the
second Patriarch Yuan Dao Bodhisattva in August, 1993.
“Happy Dharma Seekers”: composed by Lake Louise in Canada
September 4, 1997 and first sung by the 4th
secluded meditation group.
“The Patriarch Suite: A Memoir of A Great Man of
Religion”: in memory of the
second Patriarch and the tenth anniversary of Forshang
Buddhism. Master Lee
created ten special piano pieces from January till April,
“The Patriarch Suite: The King Series”: this second
suite was begun at the end of April, 1999.
Master Lee has been engaged in the worldly orientation of Buddhism, the daily practicability of Buddhistic doctrine, the scientific approach of Buddhistic study, and the modernization of the Buddhistic system. Not only does his preaching activities cover the teaching of Forshang doctrines, but also extends to include the various fields of medicine, science, art, culture, economy, and diplomacy.
|Recite the above Nine Word Zen Prayer |
to unite with the universal energy.