My teacher: Grandmaster Professor Lin Yun Rinpoche
Professor Lin Yun was a Feng Shui master and spiritual teacher who studied esoteric arts including meditation and Feng Shui in China and Taiwan. In the 1970’s, Professor Lin began visiting the US, teaching Feng Shui and his unique theories of chi and chi cultivation.
I had the honor of meeting Professor Lin in the fall of 1995 in San Diego, California. At the time, I was already a professional Feng Shui consultant, having studied with from his Western students, James Moser and Seann Xenja. It was a privilege to meet Professor Lin and I continued to learn the Eastern Arts from him until he passed in August of 2010. The first day I met him, I could feel how powerful and insightful he was.
Professor Lin’s teaching was an amazing blend of practical, grounded advice and esoteric wisdom. He always helped others and assisting them with improving their lives with his unique solutions and unusual approach to life. He taught us to pay attention to the qi of a person and of a site. He instructed his students on how to adjust and improve the qi and therefore create a better and smoother life.
He had a mischievous sense of humor and loved to play jokes on people. He enjoyed puns and telling stories. I always felt positive and uplifted when I was around Master Lin. I believe this was because of his high level of tolerance, humor, curiosity, and personal cultivation. One of his favorite activities (besides eating!) was to have one of his students sing to whatever group was around. He loved karaoke and said that when there was singing in the group, people’s energies opened up and their qi could be adjusted more easily.
I saw many people’s lives change and transform through Professor’s teaching and advice. I saw his influence improve peoples' personal development, spiritual improvement, career enhancement, major increase in wealth and prosperity, finding a life partner, improved marriage, and better family harmony.
Professor Lin developed and taught traditional Feng Shui theories and brought his own contributions to Feng Shui thought. This resulted in a new school of Feng Shui called Black Sect Tantric Buddhist or Feng Shui (formerly called Black Hat Sect.) He emphasized sensing (reading, assessing, feeling, intuiting) the energy of internal and external spaces and improving one's abilities to do so.
I believe that many of his qi cultivation techniques had as one of their purposes to improving one's ability to sense the many invisible influences in the space. Professor Lin possessed a variety of ways to "read" the environment, the person and the situation. These included reading the face, the hand, body language and posture; observing favorable timing; assessing the impact of key life events that occur, and divination methods, among other ways, all designed to upgrade the person's qi and life.
His taught us to integrate Feng Shui adjustments with self-cultivation methods and inner improvement. Also to lift others up and never criticize others to make ourselves feel higher. He emphasized meditation, spiritual practice and chi cultivate as important activities for Feng Shui students. This benefits the student, making them more perceptive, compassionate and skillful in assisting their clients. In addition, he taught never us to criticize other Feng Shui experts or schools of Feng Shui. There is always something you can learn from others.
I study with Feng Shui and energy masters in different styles and schools to broaden my knowledge, yet Professor Lin's approach remains the foundation of the Feng Shui methods I use and teach.