Last month, our BLI Buddhist Association completed a 49-day Assembly for Great Master Sheng Yi 聖一 who entered Stillness in August 3, 2010. He was recognized as a patriarch for the Gui Yang Chan lineage 潙仰宗 from his teacher, Great Master Xu Yun 虛雲.
I had the privilege of meeting and learning from him almost a decade ago in his Pao Lin 寶林 Chan monastery in Hong Kong. Back then, he could barely walk with the assistance of his monk attendant. Shortly afterwards, he was confined to a wheel chair until his recent death.