Dechan Jueren is the 47th Lineage Holder of the Linji Chan Buddhism (where Rinzai Zen comes from).
Dechan Jueren is The MahaVairocana Dharma King, the 49th Mahacharya, the Dharma Lineage Holder of the Esoteric School (where Shingon and Reiki has its root).
Dechan Jueren is the 16th Lineage Holder of the renowned Zhaojue Monastery.
Dechan Jueren is also the Honorable abbot of the 1000-year old Longquan Monastery in Inner Mongolia’s Chifeng.
Dechan Jueren is the vice-abbot of Wendu Monastery in Qinghai.
Dechan Jueren is a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor, and is acknowledged as a Living Buddha in China.
Dechan Jueren, Master Yu Tianjian, from Chaoyang, Liaoning Province, at the age of 39, attained self-realization under the guidance of the 48th Mahacharya of the Esoteric School, Grandmaster Huiling of Putian, Fujian Province.
Dechan Jueren sees the past, the present and the future, and understands his mission as the Dharma Lineage Holder. He resigned his position as a plant manager in China, and donated all his savings of over one million RMB to the cause of reviving Buddha-Dharma. He said, “I want to let people know the truth of the Buddha-Dharma again.” He experienced all kinds of hardship as he journeyed over great rivers and mountains in order to transmit Dharma and to heal people. He has left indelible impressions everywhere.
In 1989, a discovery was made in the heaven palace of the North Pagoda at Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province. They found sharira, or the bone relic of the Buddha himself, sutra and tantra engraved in silver plates in Chinese, two Chinese Stupas of the Vajradhatu and the Garbhadhatu, and the Stupa of the Five Wisdom Buddhas.
Later, a mandala of The Esoteric School was also discovered in the crypt, the earth palace, of Famensi, or Dharma Doorway Temple at Fufeng County, Shaanxi Province. These discoveries predict the revival of the Esoteric School.
Grandmaster Huiling found Dechan Jueren on the 99th days after the discovery. Dechan Jueren received complete empowerment and transmission, and became MahaVairocana Dharma King, the 49th Mahacharya of the Esoteric School.
“I AM MAHAVAIROCANA DHARMA KING. I RECEIVED THE LINEAGE FROM MAHACHARYA HUILING OF ESOTERIC BUDDHISM. THE INITIATION TOOK PLACE AT ZHAOJUE MONASTERY IN SICHUAN, CHINA, WITH THE RENOWNED MASTER QINGDING AS THE WITNESS. I RECEIVED ALL AND EVERY DHARMA INSTRUMENT, SUTRA, TANTRA, ROBE, AND CROWN OF SUBHAKARASIMHA, VAJRABODHI AND AMOGHAVAJRA. I AM THE SOLE LINEAGE HOLDER.
I BEGAN TRANSMITTING DHARMA TO THE PUBLIC SINCE 1990 IN ORDER TO REVEAL THE EXQUISITE SPIRIT OF ESOTERIC DHARMA THAT WAS HIDDEN FOR MORE THAN A THOUSAND YEAR. HE WHO COMES IN CONTACT WITH IT SHALL GRASP THE METHOD OF KNOWING ONESELF AND WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY THE MEANS OF CHANGING ONESELF.
BY LETTING PEOPLE TO DISCOVER THE EXISTENCE OF ONE’S BAD ROOT-NATURE AND BY APPLYING THE HOW-AND-WHAT-TO-DO SO AS NOT TO ALLOW THE BAD ROOT-NATURE TO RISE AGAIN, THEN THE BEAST NATURE CAN BE WITHERED. ONLY SO CAN WE LET PEOPLE TO LIBERATE THEMSELVES FROM THEIR SELF-LIMITATION AND THE RESTRICTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT’S CONDITION.
ONLY WHEN PEOPLE HAVE GRASPED THESE METHODS, THEN THEY WOULD NO LONGER LIMIT THEMSELVES. THIS IS THE METHOD TO “EXPOSE THE TRUTH OF APPEARANCE”. THUS, PEOPLE SHALL REALLY KNOW THE METHOD TO BREAK THROUGH THE FORM OF THE EGO, OF THE HUMAN, OF ALL LIVING BEINGS AND OF THE LONG-LIFE ONES.
THE METHOD CAN MAKE PEOPLE REALLY SEE THE IGNORANCE, ATTACHMENT, AND LIMITATION OF A HUMAN LIFE THAT BROUGHT TO ONESELF EVERY SUFFERING. ONLY WHEN HE WHO HAS TRULY GRASPED AND APPLIED SUCH DHARMA, HE WILL BE ABLE TO LIBERATE HIMSELF FROM SUFFERING”– DECHAN JUEREN.
Dechan Jueren visited Los Angeles for the first time to attend the International Association of Integrated Medicine at the University of Southern California on July 26, 1998. His thesis on calcium enrichment through meditation practice won the golden award.
On April 1, 1999, The Dari Rulai Temple was founded as the seat of MahaVairocana Dharma King.
Dechan Jueren attended the United Nations Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders. He was appointed as a Special Advisor of the World Council of Religious Leaders in 2007.
Dechan Jueren visited U.K. and Ireland in 2007/2008.
On August 15, 2008, the 105-year old Grandmaster Fozhi, the abbot of Yingtian Monastery in Chengdu, Sichuan, passed on the Dharma Lineage Holder-ship of the Linji School of Chan/Zen Buddhism to Dechan Jueren. Master Dechan Jueren became the 47th Dharma Lineage Holder of the Linji Chan/Zen Buddhism, and the 16th Lineage Holder of the renowned Zhaojue Monastery.
The Mahavairocana Monastery was established in 2011.
Dechan Jueren left his body in 2011. We await his return.
Master Fozhi left his body the following year.
Chinese Esoteric Buddhism or Hanmi Buddhism
The Chinese Esoteric School of Buddhism or Han Mi 漢密 traces its lineage to Sakyamuni Buddha. It continues down to Nagarjuna, Nagrjuna to Nagabodhi, Nagabodhi to Vajrabodhi, Vajrabodhi to Amoghavajra, and Amoghavajra to Huisu. The lineage continues down to Huitong, Huitong to Huiling, Huiling to Dechan Jueren.
These precious teachings were once again thought openly to the public to transmit the realised practice, to guide those who aspire to know, and to raise the awareness of the cultivators.
The students of Hanmi must learn to forgive everyone, to respect everyone, to help everyone, and to give happiness to everyone while bearing the disaster and pain alone.
Hanmi practitioners aspire to know oneself, change oneself and conquer oneself.
Wisdom is that which cannot be given to you but can only be revealed by realisation.
The Hanmi Lineage
The Hanmi lineage has its origins in the spiritual teachings and practices of ancient India that were developed by the Brahmans, and were then evolved and transmitted by the great saint Shakyamuni Buddha over 2,400 years ago.
Disciples of Nagarjuna brought the Buddhist teachings from Nalanda monastery in India to Xi’an city in China around 1,300 years ago, and combined them with Taoism and Confucianism.
The awakened masters have preserved this knowledge through an unbroken lineage in the Hanmi Chinese Esoteric School of Buddhism. The current lineage bearer is Living Buddha Dechan Jueren, otherwise known as Master Yu.
Hanmi Buddhism was established between 712 to 720 A.D. during the reign of emperor Tang Xuanzong (or Hsuan Tsung) by the Three Great Founders, Subhakarasimha, Vajrabodhi, and Amoghavajra. They came to the Daxing Shansi (Great Propagating Goodness Temple) in today’s Xi’an City and translated many Buddhist sutras and tantras from Sanskrit to Chinese. Assimilating the prevailing teaching of Confucianism and Taoism, they evolved the teaching into Hanmi, which was more easily understood by the Chinese people.
Subhakarasimha, an eminent Indian monk, translated the Vairocanabhi-sambodhi-tantra, or the Mahavairocana Sutra from Sanskrit to Chinese.
Vajrabodhi, a graduate of Nalanda Temple, received complete empowerment and transmission from Nagabodhi, who received from Nagarjuna.
Amoghavajra, a Singhalese, came at the age of 15 to China, where in 718 he became a disciple of Vajrabodhi, and later of Subhakarasimha. The Tang emperor granted dharma instruments to Amoghavajra who set up the first abhiseka-bodhi-mandala at Daxing Temple, thus founding Hanmi.
After Vajrabodhi’s death in 732, and at his wish, Amoghavajra went to India and Ceylon in search of esoteric or tantric writings, and returned in 746, when he baptized the emperor Xuanzong. He was especially noted for rain-making and stilling storms. In 749 he received permission to return home, but was stopped by imperial orders when in the south of China.
In 756 under emperor Suzong he was recalled to the capital. His time until 771 was spent translating and editing tantric books in 120 volumes, and the Yogachara rose to his peak of prosperity. He died greatly honored at 70 years of age, in 774, the twelfth year of Taizong, the third emperor under whom he had served. He was given the title of the Thesaurus of Wisdom, Amogha Tripikata and the posthumous rank and title of a Minister of State.
Historically, the Hanmi Chinese Esoteric School of Buddhism was thought to have been lost when Emperor Tang Wuzong banned the teaching. Huiguo, the last known disciple of Amoghavajra, left China and had gone with Kukai to Japan to establish the Japanese Esoteric school of Buddhism, later known as Shingon. Unknown to history, Amoghavajra had another disciple, Huisu, who received all the religious instruments and dharma transmission. He then became the Dharma Lineage Bearer. Since then, Hanmi has been underground for over twelve centuries, and has been passed on through one master per generation.
Master Yu was the highest and only master of Hanmi, was the Honorable Abbot of the 1,000-year old LongQuan Temple in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, was a doctor of Chinese medicine, and was acknowledged as a Living Buddha in China.
Master Yu, from Chaoyang, Liaoning, at the age of 39, attained realization under the guidance of Grandmaster Huiling, the 48th Maha-Acharya of the Hanmi lineage. Master Yu saw the past, the present and the future, and understood his mission as a Hanmi successor. He resigned his position as a plant manager in China, and donated all his personal savings, over 1 million RMB, to the cause of reviving Buddha-dharma. He said,”I want to let people know the truth of Buddhism again.” He experienced all kinds of hardship as he journeyed through great rivers and mountains in order to transmit Dharma and to heal people. He has left indelible impressions everywhere.
In 1989, a discovery was made in the Heaven Chamber of the North Pagoda at Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province. They found sharira, or the bone relic of the Buddha, sutra and tantra engraved in silver plates in Chinese, two Chinese Stupas of the Diamond and the Womb Worlds, and the Stupa of Five-Buddha-Five-Wisdom. Later, a Hanmi mandala was also discovered in the Earth Chamber of Famen Temple (Famensi), or Dharma Doorway Temple at Fufeng County, Shaanxi Province. These discoveries predict the revival of Hanmi Buddhism.
Master Huiling found Master Yu on the 99th day after the discovery. Master Yu received complete empowerment and transmission, and became the Great Enlightener MahaVairocana Dharma King Dechan Jueren, the 49th Great Acharya and lineage bearer of the Hanmi Chinese Esoteric School of Buddhism.