Grandmaster Professor Thomas Lin Yun was the spiritual leader and founder of Black Sect Tantric Buddhism in its fourth stage of development. His teachings are philosophical, spiritual, and practical, synthesizing the best of ancient and contemporary knowledge. They incorporate the essence of ancient wisdom such as Confucianism, Taoism, Yin-Yang philosophy, Eclecticism, the I-Ching, Feng Shui, holistic healing, exoteric and esoteric Buddhism, as well as modern knowledge such as psychology, physiology, medicine, architecture, urban planning, interior design, etc.
Born in Beijing, Professor Lin Yun began studying Black Sect Tantric Buddhism at age six with his first master, Lama Da De at Yong-He Palace. At age 17, he went to Taiwan where he continued studying under other masters of the same lineage, Master Hui Chich-fu and Master Cheng Kuei-ying, along with many other distinguished philosophers, artists, and Buddhist masters. Through many years of study and meditation, Professor Lin Yun developed profound insights leading to unique theories and teachings, while helping numerous people solve their problems sharing transcendental solutions. For more than four decades, he taught his philosophies, theories, and practices to students around the world to help affect peace, harmony, and success in today’s contemporary world. His most notable achievement, amidst a long list of awards and accomplishments, was, perhaps, bringing Black Sect Buddhism, especially his Feng Shui teachings, into mainstream western society.
Professor Lin Yun traveled extensively lecturing at institutions and events worldwide. He was invited to speak at the Parapsychology Society of the United Nations, the Library of Congress, the American Institute of Architects, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Cornell, University of Minnesota, Duke University, John Hopkins University, University of Hawaii, Oxford University in England, Universities of Duisburg and Munich in Germany, Universities of Beijing and Qinghua, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in China.