Rev. Wing Sing is also known as Yen Lin. He was born in 1926 in Liaoning of Tso Chi county, China. He became a Buddhist monk at the early age of twelve. His first official monkshood ceremony was at Tseng Fu Monastery in 1943.
For many years he studied under many prestigious Buddhist Monks in China. During this period there were many misunderstandings of Buddhism in China. In many cases they lead to superstition and corruption. Reverend Wing Sing followed his pure insight, studied hard and learned the Buddha's teachings. When the war broke out, he was forced to leave China and settled in Hong Kong.
Following the instruction of Reverend Ting Hsi, Reverend Wing Sing established the Tang Lin Sanctuary on the barren slopes in Hong Kong. Under extreme environmental conditions and hardship, the sanctuary was constructed to provide Pure Land teaching for the masses. Because of the success he had been asked to take on many similar projects for the benefit of the Buddhist community.
One of many motto from Rev. Wing Sing is "To deliver all sentient beings from the depth of suffering even if it means sacrificing the personal peace of mind and comfort."
He had dedicated himself solely to the welfare and charitable activities of the society. His legacy and accomplishments are plenty. His selfless nature abounds. The seeds of his dedication include the founding of the Texas Buddhist Association, and the construction of Buddhist Light and Jade Buddha Temples in Houston, Texas.
Even at this advanced age he is still busy promoting Buddhism and building Buddhist centers all over the world. Some of his recent projects involve in locations such as Boston USA, Sandakan Malaysia, and Australia. His most current effort is to revive Buddhism in China. He is planning and working towards building centers and Buddhist facilities for the training and education of the next generation of Buddhists. This is a noble way of rebuilding the Buddhist community in the country where he came from.