A Brief Biography of the Supreme Master Ching Hai
Master Ching Hai
was born to a well-off family in Aulac (Vietnam), the daughter of
a highly reputed naturopath. She was brought up as a Catholic, and
learned the basics of Buddhism from Her grandmother. As a young child,
She showed a precocious interest in philosophical and religious teachings,
as well as an uncommonly compassionate attitude towards all living
At the age
of eighteen, Master Ching Hai moved to England to study, and then
later to France and then Germany, where She worked for the Red Cross
and married a German scientist. After two years of happy marriage,
with the consent of Her husband, She left Her marriage in pursuit
of enlightenment, thus fulfilling an ideal which had been with Her
since Her childhood. At this time, She was studying various meditation
practices and spiritual disciplines under the guidance of the teachers
and masters who were within Her reach. She came to realize the futility
of one person trying to help the suffering of humanity, and recognized
that the best way to help people was to attain total realization
Herself. With this as Her singular goal, She traveled around many
different countries, searching for the perfect method of enlightenment.
years of test, trials and tribulations, Master Ching Hai finally
found the Quan Yin Method and the Divine Transmission in the Himalayas.
After a period of diligent practice, during Her retreat in the Himalayas,
She attained complete enlightenment.
In the years
after Her enlightenment, Master Ching Hai lived the quiet, unassuming
life of a Buddhist nun. Shy in nature, She kept the Treasure hidden
until people sought Her instruction and initiation. It is through
the insistent requests and efforts of Her earlier disciples in Formosa
(Taiwan) and USA, that Master Ching Hai has come to lecture throughout
the world, and has initiated many tens of thousands of sincere spiritual
Today more and
more Truth seekers from different countries and all religious have
been streaming to Her for Her supreme wisdom. To those who sincerely
wish to learn and practice the method of Immediate Enlightenment
which She Herself has verified to be the supreme one - the Quan
Yin Method, Master Ching Hai has been willing to give them initiation
and futher spiritual guidance.
WAY OF LOVE
will search high and low for a little love. For a little love
to share with all beings in all corners of the world. Supreme
Master Ching Hai, as she has affectionately become known to those
who have had the pleasure to meet or work with her, leaves a message
that walks the way of love. A renowned humanitarian, artist and
spiritual visionary, her love and assistance has extended beyond
all cultural and racial boundaries...
millions of people around the world, including the needy and homeless,
institutions of medical research on AIDS and cancer, war veterans
of the United States of America, the disadvantaged elderly, the
physically and mentally handicapped, refugees and victims of natural
disasters such as earthquakes, floods and fires.
these works, we witness countless reminders of compassion, which
is the trademark of this caring lady, and the international foundation
that has grown out of her love and loving example.
we can share, begin with sharing, and then we will feel a
subtle change in ourselves, more love will be pouring into
our consciousness, and we will be aware of something, and
that is the beginning. We are here to learn, to learn to grow
as well as to learn to use our power, our limitless power
of love and creativity, in order to make a better world wherever
we happen to be."
brings love around the world where there is hate. She brings hope
where there is despair. And, She brings understanding where there
is misunderstanding. She is the light of a great person, an angel
of mercy for all of us."
Fasi of Honolulu, Hawaii.
from all walks of life found that through the Quan Yin Method of meditation,
they attained greater fulfillment, happiness and peace in their daily
lives. Before long, invitations arrived from the United States, Europe,
Asia and South America, as well as the United Nations, for Master
Ching Hai to give lectures.
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peace and love that we most often talk about and seek we
have within ourselves."
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well as being a noble example of humanitarian aid, Master Ching
Hai also encourages people to beautify the world we live in.
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future is in our hands, so you make it beautiful or you
make it worse, it's up to you."
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she does not seek acknowledgement of any kind, in recognition of
her selfless assistance, Supreme Master Ching Hai has been given
awards worldwide by government officials and private organizations
on numerous occasions. They include the World Peace Award, the World
Spiritual Leadership Award, Award for Promotion of Human Rights,
and the Award For Outstanding Public Service to Mankind.