Master Shen-Long

At an early age, Master Shen_Long was an artist disciple of the Han Yu Tang 寒玉堂 (the studio of Pu Ru-Royal Prince Aisin Gioro Pu Ru 愛新覺羅•溥儒, also known as Pu Xinyu 溥心畬), cousin of Aisin Gioro Pu Yi 愛新覺羅•溥儀, the last Emperor of China.

As a multidisciplinary artist, he is a contemporary master of the classical Chinese literati perfections of poetry, painting and calligraphy, as well as seal carving. In his artwork, he works in a variety of styles, formats and techniques, including ink painting, oil painting, sculpture and photography.

As a Dhyana (Zen) Master and Patriarch and founder of the Enlightenment Mind School (覺能心宗), he has conducted many public explanations on the essential Sutras of Buddhism, such as the Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch Huineng 六祖壇經, the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra 般若波羅密多心經, the Surangama Sutra 楞嚴經 and the Vimalakirti Sutra 維摩詰經; as well as the key sutras of the Pure Land School—the Buddha Speaks of the Infinite Life Sutra 佛說大乘無量壽莊嚴清淨平等覺經, the Buddha Speaks of the Amitabha Sutra 佛說阿彌陀經, Essential Annotation on the Amitabha Sutra 彌陀經要解, the Chapter of the Surangama Sutra-the Great Strength Bodhisattva (Mahasthamaprapta) Chant/Mindfulness Amitabha in Perfection to Become Buddha 大勢至菩薩念佛圓通章, and more.

Master Shen-Long’s artwork illustrates a deep understanding of Chinese art, history, and culture. His works blend traditional and contemporary ideas together into a new central idea of his own, bridging the past with the present. For many years until now, his images all vary in appearance and subject matter, representing the ever-changing phenomena of all life in the universe.