Hsin Tao

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Nationality  Republic of China (Taiwan)
Born 1948
Lashio, Burma
Senior posting
Title Dharma Master
Religious career
Teacher Hsing Yun

Hsin Tao, or Hsin-tao, (心道; Pinyin: Hsin-tao, birth name Yang JingSheng, 楊小生 or 楊進生)

(1948 – , born in BurmaLashio), Dharma Master, is a Buddhist monk who set up the Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Foundation in 1989.[1]

He is also known for his efforts in international and interfaith dialog, especially on dialog with some Muslim groups.


Early life[edit]

Hsin Tao was born in Burma with ancestry from Yunnan in China.

When he was 9 years old, he followed the Guerrilla warfare.

When he was 13 years old, he followed the Republic of China Army in the region to Taiwan.

When he was 15 years old, he touched Yiguandao religion.

When he was 20 years old, he left the army.

Into Buddhism[edit]

He was ordained as a novice monk in 1973 at the age of 25 under Venerable Master Hsing Yun at Fo Guang Shan, and entered Tsung Lin Buddhist College at the same time.[2]

When he was 26 years old (1974,) he meditated over 18 hours a day at Waishuanghsi(外雙溪).

When he was 27 years old (1975,) he practiced meditation in Yilan County.

When he was 31 years old (1979,) he meditated 20 hours a day in Longtan District, Taoyuan.

When he was 34 years old (1982,) he went into retreat for six months, and did not eat or drink for a prolonged period.

When he was 35 years old (1983,) he continued his retreat at Fulong. He only ate 9 bai flower pills (百花丸) a day, and only drank local mountain water(山泉水).

Founding his temple[edit]

He later founded the Ling Jiou Mountain Monastery in 1983. Through the Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Foundation, he founded the Museum of World Religions (世界宗教博物館) in the Yonghe District of New Taipei City, Taiwan, in 2001. He founded the Global Family for Love and Peace[2] in New York, United States, in 2002. He is also interested in interfaith dialogue and currently sits on the Board of World Religious Leaders for the Elijah Interfaith Institute.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Master Hsin Tao". Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Foundation. Retrieved August 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Dharma Master Hsin Tao". Global Family for Love & Peace. Retrieved August 26, 2011.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ Elijah Interfaith Institute - Buddhist Members of the Board of World Religious Leaders

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