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 in many European countries. That is why most of Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim’s students are European. In 1993, the Lotus Buddhist Monastery was established in Hawaii, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. From there, the Supreme Matriarch 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 (the Absolute, the Truth)’s 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 20 m (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. Following the advice of Dae Poep Sa Nim’s Master, the Supreme Matriarch moved to the United States in 1968.