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Venerable Master Chin Kung was born in Luchiang County, Anhui Province, China, in 1927. Before he was ordained as a monk, his name was Yae-Hong Hsu.

Master Chin Kung grew up in Cheino, Fukien Province. In 1949, he went to Taiwan and worked at the Shihchien Institute. For the next thirteen years, he spent his leisure hours studying Buddhism and Philosophy under the guidance of Professor Tung-Mei Fang, Master Jia Chang, and Elder Teacher Mr. Bing-Nan Lee. During those years, Master Chin Kung built up a strong foundation for his future career.

In 1959, Master Chin Kung decided to be a monk, and to dedicate the rest of his life to propagating the teachings of the Buddha. He was ordained at Lintzi Temple at Yuanshan in Taipei, Taiwan. It was then he received the name of Chin Kung. Since his ordination, Master Chin Kung has lectured extensively in Taiwan and abroad. For more than fifty years, he has taught and lectured on The Flower Adornment Sutra, The Lotus Sutra, The Surangama Sutra, The Complete Enlightenment Sutra, The Platform Sutra, The Diamond Sutra, The Five Sutras and One Commentary of Pure Land Study, and many other Sutras and Commentaries. He is the founder of the Hwa Dzan Monastery, the Hwa Dzan Buddhist Library, the Hwa Dzan Lecture Hall, and the Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation.

Master Chin Kung uses modern technology, including, but not limited, to real time web broadcasting, to propagate the Buddha's teachings. Most of his lectures are recorded on audio, video tapes, CDs, and DVDs for wide distribution. He has sponsored the printing and the worldwide distribution of Buddhist texts, portraits and pictures of various Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. All these items have been distributed free of charge.

Master Chin Kung is the founder of Pure Land Learning Centers all over the world. Their mission is to teach the Pure Land Study and its cultivation methods.

In recent years, Master Chin Kung has emphasized The Infinite Life Sutra and the Pure Land cultivation method of Being Mindful of Amitabha Buddha. As he continues his lecture tours around the world, Master Chin Kung practices Being Mindful of Amitabha Buddha as his own path to seeking rebirth in the Western Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss.