|H.H. Grandmaster Lin Yun Rinpoche is a distinguished Buddhist scholar, philosopher and calligrapher and the world's leading authority on Feng Shui. Grand Master Lin Yun has been using Feng Shui to help heads-of-state and corporate executives raise profits and lower stress for more than 50 years. As spiritual leader of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism of the Black Sect, he has met with world leaders including the Pope, the Dalai Lama, Prince Charles and President George Bush.
An advisor to many political and business leaders, Grand Master Lin has lectured worldwide on Feng Shui, the I-Ching, Buddhist practice, meditation, and Chinese culture at such institutions as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Oxford, The American Institute of Architects, and the United Nations. He is the founder of the Yun Lin Temple in Berkeley, California, and the Lin Yun Monastery in Long Island, New York. A household name in Taiwan and Hong Kong, Grand Master Lin Yun has taught thousands of students in Asia, Europe, and America. He is largely responsible for Feng Shui's popularity in the United States and has trained most of America's practitioners. Many of the most prominent Feng Shui authors, consultants and teachers now practicing throughout the world have been his students.
Born in Beijing in 1932, Tibetan lamas "discovered" Grand Master Lin Yun's spiritual gifts when he was six. They took him under their tutelage at the famous Yon-he Buddhist Temple For nine years, they taught him Black Sect Tantric Buddhism and later Feng Shui. At seventeen, he left China for Taiwan and continued his studies with Buddhist scholars.
He is the author of four best-selling Feng Shui books - "Interior Design with Feng Shui", written ten years ago, has been called the Bible of Feng Shui by the New York Times. His latest book is "Feng Shui Design: The Art of Creating Harmony for Interiors, Landscape, and Architecture." The video, "Feng Shui: Creating Environments for Success and Well-Being," is based on his teachings and is the first TV program on the subject for a Western audience, shown on selected PBS stations, DIRECTV, Pay-Per View.
Grand Master Lin Yun has been interviewed by national and local television networks, including CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, FOX, the BBC of England, and major television networks in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. Interviews and articles on Grand Master Lin Yun and his teachings often appear in newspapers, journals, and magazines throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Articles and reviews of his books have appeared in the Washington Post, House & Garden, and Harper's Bazaar, and the Wall Street Journal among others.
In 1998, His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, the supreme leader of the Bon religion, which is recognized by the Dalai Lama as one of the five great Tantric traditions in Tibet, personally led four high lamas to the United States from India. Their purpose was to conduct enthronement ceremonies, one in Yun Lin Temple in Berkeley, California, and the other in Lin Yun Monastery in Long Island, New York, to officially present Professor Lin Yun the title of "His Holiness" of Black Sect Tantric Buddhism Fourth Stage. This is the first time in the history of Tibetan Bon religion that a Chinese person has been presented such an honor.
The Black Sect School of Feng Shui is unique in that it takes into consideration physics, psychology, architecture, and design in its Feng Shui analysis. While traditional Feng Shui relies upon a compass, the Black Sect School considers the immediate environment to be more important because the chi (energy) flow of cardinal directions is influenced by so many factors of modern life - i.e., tall buildings, freeway structures, power lines, computers, televisions, etc. So Black Sect practitioners study the changing dynamics of chi by examining the immediate surrounding exterior: landscape, conditions of nature, roads, neighboring structures, building design and interiors: room shapes, angles, colors, and placement of furnishings