Dorjé Lopön Dr. Hun Lye

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Dr. Hun Lye (Könchok Yedor) was born and raised in a Buddhist family with a very devout paternal grandmother in Penang, Malaysia. From a very young age, all matters related to religion, ritual and mythology were of special interest to him. While learning about all the major world religions and spiritualities with keen interest, Dr. Lye felt a particular natural affinity to Buddhism. As a child, he often accompanied his grandmother to a local nunnery and spent much time there. Like many Buddhists in Malaysia, Dr. Lye considered the differences between Theravada, Mahāyāna and Vajrayāna forms of Buddhism to be ultimately inconsequential and all of them equally represented the legacy of the Buddha. As Dr. Lye often puts it: “Buddhism is Buddhism is Buddhism.” Thus Dr. Lye earnestly practiced the teachings of the Buddha without partiality. In high school (Penang Free School), he was a leader of the Buddhist students’ society which was primarily grounded in the Theravada tradition of the Sri Lankan, Burmese and Thai varieties. At the same time, he venerated the late Venerable Master Hsuan Hua of the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Ukiah, California as his Refuge and Lay-Precepts master. To formally receive his Refuge-vows, Dr. Lye was required by the Venerable…


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