We will search high and low for a little love. For a little love to share with all beings in all corners of the world. Supreme Master Ching Hai, as She has affectionately become known to those who have had the pleasure to meet or work with Her, leaves a message that walks the way of love. A renowned humanitarian, artist and spiritual visionary, Her love and assistance has extended beyond all cultural and racial boundaries to millions of people around the world, including the needy and homeless, institutions of medical research on AIDS and cancer, war veterans of the United States of America, the disadvantaged elderly, the physically and mentally handicapped, refugees and victims of natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods and fires. Through these works, we witness countless reminders of compassion, which is the trademark of this caring lady, and the international foundation that has grown out of Her love and loving example.
“Whatever we can share, begin with sharing, and then we will feel a subtle change in ourselves, more love will be pouring into our consciousness, and we will be aware of something, and that is the beginning. We are here to learn, to learn to grow as well as to learn to use our power, our limitless power of love and creativity, in order to make a better world wherever we happen to be. “
Supreme Master Ching Hai was born in Central Au Lac. During Her early years, She was often found helping hospital patients and the needy in whichever way She could. As a young adult, She moved to Europe to study and continued there as a voluntary nurse and translator for the Red Cross.
She soon discovered that pain and suffering exist in all cultures and in all quarters of the globe. Searching for a remedy to this became the foremost goal in Her life. She was happily married at the time to a German doctor, and although it was an extremely difficult decision for both of them, her husband agreed to the separation. She then embarked on what became a two year journey in search for spiritual understanding. Finally in the deepest reaches of the Himalayas in India, She found an enlightened Master who imparted to Her the Quan Yin Method – a meditation technique which contemplates on the Inner Light and Sound. After a period of practice, She became fully enlightened. Soon after Her return from the Himalayas, at the earnest request of those around Her, Supreme Master Ching Hai shared the Quan Yin Method with others, encouraging them to look within to find their own greatness.
“The peace and love that we most often talk about and seek we have within ourselves.“
People from all walks of life found that through the Quan Yin Method of meditation, they attained greater fulfillment, happiness and peace in their daily lives. Before long, invitations arrived from the United States, Europe, Asia and South America, as well as the United Nations, for Master Ching Hai to give lectures. As well as being a noble example of humanitarian aid, Master Ching Hai also encourages people to beautify the world we live in.
“Future is in our hands, so you make it beautiful or you make it worse, it’s up to you.”
Through meditating with the Quan Yin Method, Supreme Master Ching Hai has realized many spontaneous talents that She expresses through artistic paintings and creations, music and poetry, aesthetic jewelry and clothing designs, expressing the inner and outer beauty of the cultures and people she has met. In 1995, upon the demand of the public, Her clothing creations were toured on the international fashion circuit, including London, Paris, Milan and New York. The sales of all Her artistic endeavors have enabled Supreme Master Ching Hai to create an independent source of funding for humanitarian activities, highlighting Her pragmatic view that we should always try and create our own means from which to give others. Although She does not seek acknowledgement of any kind, in recognition of Her selfless assistance, Supreme Master Ching Hai has been given awards worldwide by government officials and private organizations on numerous occasions. They include the Gusi Peace Prize, World Peace Award, the World Spiritual Leadership Award, Award for Promotion of Human Rights, and the Award For Outstanding Public Service to Mankind.
“She brings love around the world where there is hate. She brings hope where there is despair. And, She brings understanding where there is misunderstanding. She is the light of a great person, an angel of mercy for all of us.”
~ Mayor Fasi of Honolulu
Supreme Master Ching Hai is one of the truly dedicated people of this era, helping others find and create a beautiful vision of our future. Many great people in history have had a dream, and in Her own words, so does Supreme Master Ching Hai:
“I have a dream. I dream that all the world will become peaceful. I dream that all the killing will stop. I dream that all the children will walk in peace and harmony. I dream that all the nations shake hands with each other, protect each other and help each other. I dream that our beautiful planet will not be destroyed. It takes billion, billion, trillions of years to produce this planet and it’s so beautiful, so wonderful. I dream that it will continue, but in peace, beauty and love.”