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Master Hsuan Hua (1908-1995) was a Dharma-heir to the Elder Master Hsu Yun, Buddhist Patriarch of the Wei-yang Ch'an School in China. A native of Manchuria, in 1962 he came to America and established the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association and a score of monasteries and practice facilities. A tireless lecturer, Master Hsuan Hua lectured on Buddhist texts for nearly thirty years, and his legacy of commentaries have been published in over a hundred volumes and translated into six languages.

A life-long educator and educational reformer, the Venerable Master established schools from kindergarten to the university level. Above all, he saw to the creation of a genuine Buddhist monastic community in North America. He ordained hundreds of Buddhist monks and nuns and prepared them to continue the traditional Sangha order. Venerable Master Hua's purpose was to transmit the entirety of the Buddha's Teachings to the West. His vows hope that all people will understand and practice Buddha Dharma in their daily lives, and make the Great Bodhi Resolve to rescue all sentient beings. To this end he taught the Six Great Guidelines of the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas as the most effective means for cultivation.

Detailed Biographical Sketch of Venerable Master Hsuan Hua
Venerable Master Hua Brings the Dharma To the West

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