Black Sect Esoteric Buddhism

Yun Lin Temple

His Holiness the Late Grandmaster Lin Yun

Her Holiness Khadro Crystal Chu Rinpoche


Welcome to the official website of Black Sect Esoteric Buddhism (“BSEB”) and Yun Lin Temple.

His Holiness the late Grandmaster Professor Thomas Lin Yun was the lineage holder and spiritual leader of the Fourth Stage of Black Sect Esoteric Buddhism. He introduced the teachings of BSEB to the West in late 1970’s. He integrated Buddhism, Chinese philosophy, and Chinese folk culture and made them be adaptable to the modern lives to deal with modern issues and challenges. His comprehensive teachings included Buddhist philosophy, Theory of ch’i, transcendental knowledge and solutions, Chinese folk culture, Feng Shui, and spiritual cultivation methods and meditations. His teachings had helped and transformed numerous people all over the world.

The lineage of Black Sect Esoteric Buddhism has been carried on by H. H. Khadro Crystal Chu Rinpoche since 2010. As the designated successor of His Holiness the late Grandmaster Lin Yun, Khadro Crystal Chu Rinpoche serves as the spiritual leader of Black Sect Esoteric Buddhism at Fifth Stage. She continues the mission of transmitting the precious teachings of BSEB and bringing forth the positive influences to those who are in need of help. The future development of BSEB aims to the promotion of over-all well-being of human spirituality through profound educational programs.


The Yun Lin Temple in Berkeley, California, USA and the Lin Yun Foundation in Taipei, Taiwan are dedicated to fulfill the mission of transmitting BSEB teachings and to cohere the BSEB community.

Black Sect Esoteric Buddhist teachings incorporate ancient Eastern wisdom with mundane requirements of the modern world to create practical applications and solutions to daily challenges and concerns. The teachings represent a comprehensive integration of Buddhist teachings, Yin-Yang philosophy, I-Ching, Feng Shui, theory of Ch’i, holistic healing, Chinese folklore, transcendental cures, meditation, spiritual cultivation and development, Chinese poetry, etc.

The ultimate goal of BSEB practice is for the student to achieve deeper self-fulfillment and growth, with increased energy and well-being, while manifesting meaningful and compassionate actions.

In the Black Sect Esoteric Buddhist tradition, the only legitimate path for instruction is the sacred discipline of oral transmission from teacher to pupil. Her Holiness Khadro Crystal Chu Rinpoche is the exclusive teacher and transmitter of the teachings of Black Sect Esoteric Buddhism, as appointed by His Holiness the late Grandmaster Professor Lin Yun.


For more details on upcoming events, click here.

  1. Two-Year H.H. Grandmaster Lin Yun Feng Shui Certification Program ®

Enrollment starts now for 2023-2024.

Session 1: March 10-12, 2023

  1. Monthly Spiritual Practice Program on Zoom

  1. Nine-Day Silent Meditation and Spiritual Growth Retreat

July 6 - 16, 2023

  1. Three day retreat for families and beginners.

July 1 - 3, 2023

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