, February 6th, according to comprehensive Taiwan media reports, Fo Guang Shan Taiwan today (6th) issued an obituary on its official website stating that Master Hsing Yun, the founding patriarch and founder of the International Buddha’s Light Association, passed away at Fo Guang Shan on the 5th, and died at 9 a.m. on the 13th. At that time, a death praise ceremony was held in Yunjulou, Fo Guang Shan.

Master Hsing Yun Image Source: Taiwan United Daily News

  The Fo Guang Shan Religious Affairs Committee pointed out that we would like to follow the ancestors and keep everything simple. There is no funeral committee, no individual obituaries, and no Buddhist ceremonies.

In addition, Fo Guang Shan will suspend any public activities immediately, and will only open condolences from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm every day.

  Master Xingyun was born in 1927. He became a monk in childhood. His common name is Li Guoshen, his dharma name is Jinjue, his dharma name is Wuche, his self-name is Xingyun, and his pen name is Zhao Wuren.

Born in Jiangdu County, Jiangsu Province (now Yangzhou City), he is the forty-eighth descendant of Linjizong.

  Master Hsing Yun has been committed to promoting cross-strait exchanges during his lifetime.

He once said in an interview with the media: "My consistent wish is cross-strait peace. I want to make greater contributions to the motherland."