About the Artist

Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim is the founder and Supreme Matriarch of the Yun Hwa Denomination of World Social Buddhism.

Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim has been traveling and teaching for more than 25 years throughout Europe. That is why most of Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim’s students are European. Her teaching is called “Social Buddhism” (to learn more about Social Buddhism please visit our website www.lotussangha.org). Through Her great wisdom and powers of perception, She helps people with all kinds of difficulties which arise from every day life, be it in their professions, relationships, spiritual development, etc. She teaches them how to become clear and how to attain the truth themselves.

In 1993, she founded the Lotus Buddhist Monastery in Hawaii, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. From there, Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim teaches in many ways. Directly through retreats, through writing and sending the Daily Sutra to the students and subscribers every day since 1992 without skipping one single day, creating Energy Spiritual Writing Paintings, which tremendously benefit all their owners, cooking the most exquisite and healthy food, creating beauty and showing at each moment what true compassion is.

Having attained Buddha’s (which means the absolute, the truth) energy, Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim is a Great Dharma Energy Master able to balance nature’s energy, so that the nature does not cause tragedies. In fact, as an example, since the Supreme Matriarch has been residing on the Big Island, there have been no natural calamities that have affected this island. This is unusual, because historically, the Big Island has been the target of hurricanes and tsunamis, and home to dangerous lava eruptions and earthquakes. Local island people are well aware of this.

Teaching a pure Buddhism with direct lineage to Shakyamuni Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama), free of any specific country’s tradition and seeing the whole world as one family, Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim’s teaching is able to fit into any culture, thus making possible the creation of German Buddhism, French Buddhism, Spanish Buddhism, etc.

Experiencing directly what war is about and having been personally injured in war, the Supreme Matriarch is working day and night for World Peace. In 2006, a 20m (65 ft.) tall, solid granite World Peace Kwan Se Um Bo Sal statue has been built at the Lotus Buddhist Monastery, as an indestructible root of Eternal World Peace.

Native of Korea, Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim was born in 1946. Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim received “transmission” (formal recognition of having attained enlightenment) and became a Dharma master at the age of eighteen. The word “enlightenment” is traditionally used to describe a state of mind which is fully awakened; it points to that which is completely pure and clear and which is united with all beings. Following the advice of Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim’s Master, the Supreme Matriarch moved to the United States in 1968.

Dae Poep Sa Nim is already painting since 1995. In each painting Dae Poep Sa Nim gives with every single brush stroke Buddha’s (which means the absolute, the truth) message and energy. Dae Poep Sa Nim feels and perceives the love and happiness Buddha had, when He was creating this world, nature and all sentient beings. With the same love and happiness is Dae Poep Sa Nim creating these paintings and gives this love and happiness into each painting. That is what makes these paintings so very precious and is why Dae Poep Sa Nim never wasted not even one canvas.