Beginning of a Life Vocation
My career with Buddhism began academically. After completing undergraduate studies in Shanghai and California, I knew I wanted to advocate cross-cultural understanding through art. I went on to study History of Art in London.
During my studies, I found that what really motivated me was not to analyse individuals, but to explore the arts that embody collective consciousness, the mysterious and yet refined, and fathom the spiritual aspect of human existence. The papers I wrote all ended up related to Buddhism and Daoism. Following the advice of a Buddhist monk, I pursued a second Master’s Degree, this time in Buddhist Art.
Through Buddhist art, I encountered Buddhist wisdom, and began to find answers to my big questions. In addition to my studies and professional training, I have been very fortunate to travel extensively, visit great art collections, handle the finest artefacts, and learn authentic teachings from the masters. Places and people that are usually inaccessible open doors for me.
One thing leads to another…