Supreme Master Ching Hai is a world-renowned spiritual teacher, artist and humanitarian, whose loving assistance extends beyond all cultural boundaries.
She was born in central Au Lạc (Vietnam), studied in Europe, and worked there for the Red Cross. She soon realized that suffering exists in all corners of the globe, and Her yearning to find a remedy became the foremost goal in Her life.
She was happily married at the time to a German physician, and although it was a difficult decision for both of them, with Her husband’s blessing, She left to fulfill this ideal.
She then embarked on a journey in search of spiritual enlightenment. Eventually, in the Himalayas in India, She received from a true Master the divine transmission of the inner Light and Sound, which She later called the Quan Yin Method. After a period of diligent practice, She attained the Great Enlightenment.
At the earnest request of those around Her, She shared the Quan Yin Method of meditation with others, encouraging them to look within to find their own divine greatness. Before long, invitations arrived from the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa as well as the United Nations for Her to give lectures.
Supreme Master Ching Hai’s compassionate heart has also been reflected in Hertranscends all limitations to reach the disadvantaged, the elderly, the incarcerated, those with physical or mental challenges, the homeless, and veterans. In these urgent times, due to the effects of global warming, Supreme Master Ching Hai has generously contributed millions of dollars in humanitarian aid and requested our Association members go to help countless victims of natural disasters throughout the world.
In addition, the planet’s precious animals and the environment have been recipients of Her tender care. She donates the proceeds from her fashion designs and artwork to help humans and animals in need, and to protect the environment. Her loving kindness has touched the hearts of millions the world over and has inspired others to follow Her altruistic example.
Supreme Master Ching Hai has authored books that have become #1 international bestsellers, namely The Birds in My Life, The Dogs in My Life, and The Noble Wilds. Now translated into several languages, these volumes reveal many telepathic and spiritual insights into the deep emotions and thoughts of our treasured animal co-inhabitants, highlighting their gracious spirit and unconditional love
Supreme Master Ching Hai has given much to our world, both spiritually and materially. Although She does not seek acknowledgment, in recognition of Her selfless contribution, government representatives and private organizations worldwide have presented Her with prestigious awards on numerous occasions.
Among these are the Gusi Peace Prize (2006), First-place Silver for the 27th Annual Telly Awards (2006), Los Angeles Music Week Certificate of Commendation (2002), World Spiritual Leadership Award (1994), and World Citizen Humanitarian Award (1994). In addition, February 22 and October 25 have been proclaimed by government officials in the United States as the Supreme Master Ching Hai Day. Her dedicated aid to the world continues to this day, with millions of grateful hearts among leaders and their co-citizens alike.
Supreme Master Ching Hai is among notable pioneers in our society today who wisely and courageously express concern about climate change. She introduced the Alternative Living and SOS global warming campaigns and appeared as honored Guest Speakerat conferences to bring to the public’s attention the root cause of the planet’s current disasters and their prime solution: a compassionate, vegan lifestyle.
In our era, Supreme Master Ching Hai is truly a selfless and dedicated individual who is tirelessly helping world citizens create a bright future for our beloved planet.Throughout history great visionaries have had dreams, and Supreme Master Ching Hai expresses hers as follows:
I dream that all the killing will stop. I dream that all the children will walk in peace and harmony.
I dream that all the nations will shake hands with each other, protect each other and help each other.
I dream that our beautiful planet will not be destroyed.
It took billions of years to produce this planet and it's so beautiful, so wonderful;
I dream it will continue, but in peace, beauty, and love.