A Life Changing Health Dharma Class


A Life-changing Class


A celebration for the Five World Buddhas Temple’s second anniversary was held by Guang Huan Mi Zong on June 28, 2012. The Buddhist temple is home to five golden Buddha statues and many Buddha tapestries. Hundreds of people coming from across the country and from around the world have attended the Health Dharma classes held in this temple in the past two years.


Holy Master Ziguang Shang Shi delivered a speech to mark the special occasion, “This temple represents peace, health and harmony for all, and serves as a place to let people understand Buddhist teachings and Chinese culture.”



Following the celebration was a 3-day Health Dharma class taught by the Holy Master. Through learning the unique meditation techniques of the Health Dharma, many students found their energy level had dramatically increased, and attained a lot of positive insights into their lives.


Holy Ziguang Shang Shi encouraged all the students to do more good deeds, by sharing with others how they are benefited from practicing Guang Huan Mi Zong Health Dharma, they can gain merits and help to better the world.



Roger Sohn from San Francisco, brought 10 family members and friends to make the trip across the country for the Dharma class. He said, “The teaching that we receive, is really precious and rare, and you can only get it directly from the Master here. If a person is able to somehow get the opportunity and actually make it down here, what you get out of it is really amazing. It’s really incredible.”


“To me it was life-changing.” He was very happy that his families and friend were able to experience positive change in their lives.


Roger’s wife Tiffany wrote in her letter to Holy Ziguang Shang Shi, “Thank you so much for your teachings these past few days. I enjoyed every minute of it and will cherish it forever. I am so grateful to see such a big change in my husband, Roger.”



Tiffany’s sister Theresa wrote, “I highly respect you for what you’re trying to accomplish in this world. Not many people would/has the strength and conviction to do what you’re doing.”


Amanda Elsheshai, Tiffany’s good friend, who did not sleep well in the past, slept very well during the 3-day class. She wrote in her thank you letter, “I am searching for the additional strength, focus, and validation; I believe learning from you and receiving the light from you will help me get through it.”



Crystal felt her eye problem was relieved and became more positive; several other young Chinese Americans also wrote down their gratitude for becoming more focused, relaxed, and energetic in their thank you cards to the Holy Master.


Everyone completed the class with great joy and gratitude, and the hope of coming back for the advanced class in September.


By Cassandra




I Needed to Make a Change


Dear Holy Master Ziguang Shang Shi,


 Thank you for the opportunity to learn the basics of Guang Huan mi Zong from you and allowing me to visit the beautifully peaceful shrine. I am extremely grateful for the experience and will always treasure it.


I came to you for the experience and teachings because I am interested in learning to help better myself and do good. I have been going through a difficult time the past several years and when Mimi Owyang introduced me to Betty and Miao Si in San Francisco I was able to learn from them and take that experience and energy to start changing things that needed to be changed in my life. I am continuing to make the necessary changes and am searching for the additional strength, focus, and validation to get me through it. I believe learning from you and receiving the light from you will help me get through it. I welcome any advice and feedback from you and would greatly appreciate it.


Thank you again for all that you do and for this wonderful experience. I look forward to learning further from you in the future.






More Than I Thought Possible


Dear Holy Master Ziguang Shang Shi,


Thank you for allowing me this amazing experience. Thank you for your honorable teachings, for your enlightening leadership. I will truly cherish this experience, this experience for the rest of my life. Thank you. I will remember to do good deeds and not do bad deeds and remember to say thankful. I’ve received more from this experience than I thought possible. Thank you.


Crystal Chen


Duanwu Festival


Duan Wu Jie, which literally means Double Fifth Festival, is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month based on Chinese calendar. Duanwu is celebrated to commemorate the life of poet Qu Yuan, who was both a scholar and a public official born into the royal Chu clan.  Qu Yuan (339BC-278BC) regarded as one of the greatest Chinese cultural icons that ever lived, he was the first author in China to have his name associated with his verse. Qu’s unique style of verse (sao), broke traditional four character verse by adopting verses or varying length. His works are known as the Chu-ci or Songs of the South.


Legend has it that Qu Yuan suffered with depression after being slandered by corrupt public officials and went into exile. Anxiety and depression coupled with the military capture of his country’s capital, caused Qu Yuan, to commit ritual suicide by holding a large rock and wading into the Miluo River in protest. According to folklore, people threw rice into the river to keep the fish and evil spirits away from Qu Yuan’s body. Qu Yuan’s spirit appeared to his friends and asked them to wrap the rice in silk packages to ward off the dragon.



These rice packages became the traditional food known as zongzi. During Duanwu, people will prepare and eat rice dumpling (zongzi) made of sticky rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves. It is often stuffed with meat and vegetable fillings.



Duanwu is also often called Dragon Boat Festival since Chinese communities in many countries hold Dragon Boat races in spirit of Duanwu celebration.


On June 23rd the members of Guang Huan Mi Zong, led by Holy Master Ziguang Shang Shi celebrated Duan Wu with members of the community of Amsterdam, NY, with a speech from the Holy Master, singing, dancing, performances, and zongzi.




By  Jerry Skrocki

See for yourself



Having acquired a degree in Anthropology, and teaching Cultural Anthropology in a Junior College in my early years, I have never stopped being interested in the cultural practices of other people.


Now that I have lived to an older age, I reflect on what I have learned about how people view their place in the world.


In almost all cultures, (I never say all because there are exceptions to everything) whether advanced or primitive, people have their cultural ideas about death, health, nature, and the universe. If one looks at these cultures they will find an overwhelming number believe in spirits, both evil and benevolent.


When I read these stories that people have written about having evil spirits causing illnesses and they find someone who can assist them in removing these spirits by using an energy that is good and pure, I could not help but ponder this deeply.


I then contemplated about the differences between these actions of mercy vs. religions. A religion is a series of beliefs that concern the worship of a deity. While this form of Buddhism asks nothing of those that are healed except go out into their better life and do good deeds at all times. Now, that does not fit the “religion” definition.


At my age of 69 I had collected many irritating discomforts like poor sleep, arthritis, back pains, a heel spur, getting up at night 3 to 4 times to go to the bathroom, incontinence and celiac disease. I was pretty sure that I did not have an evil spirit; these afflictions are to be expected due to my age. So, I did go to an open to all event for three days to learn about the ancient Guang Huan Mi Zong Esoteric Health Dharma. Since it was not a religion, I wholeheartedly participated. We were given instructions for a meditative practice regimen of two times a day for just 15 minutes each.


After I practiced this meditation for a short 2 months I no longer get up at night, my back pain is gone, my energy level is like I was 20 years younger, my incontinence is under control, the arthritic pain in my knees has lessened, my bone density screening has now moved up to a much higher level, no osteoporosis any more, and I have a brighter outlook on life. I do not doubt that as I continue this meditation that the celiac, arthritis and heel spur will improve dramatically as well.


So, I propose that if you are tired of dealing with any aggravating illnesses you make the trip to upstate New York and see for yourself how you can self-heal.


I want to truly thank Guru Gold and Purple Buddha Light for showing me a way to self heal both my body and my mind. I have hopes to return for a second level dharma class sometime this fall.


Be Well

Eleanor G. 69 years old