Master Hong Sheng has many identities. Although born and raised in the urban concrete jungle, Master Hong Sheng holds the natural energy of the sky and the earth in his heart. Studying art since childhood, Master Hong Sheng roams free in this realm; with the wisdom gifted to him and his awakening, Master Hong Sheng began bringing his teachings to the world through art, bringing the music of enlightenment to people, to answer his calling. Master Hong Sheng’s artwork is out of this world – art is only the medium, a vehicle for the truths of the universe. Master Hong Sheng is dedicated to his craft, without even a shred of thought in his mind. Since he was enlightened on the dharmata of life at an early age and has honed his artistic skills masterfully, his talent and awakening are fused together, forming a grand, ample, and resounding artistic sense inclusive of everything and everyone. Master Hong Sheng treats the external and the internal equally; his boundless, inclusive great love for the world strengthens and purifies all of our hearts.
Through diligence and dedication, Master Hong Sheng’s craft is so polished that he becomes a quick study of anything related to his craft: Master Hong Sheng is erudite in the Three Teachings (Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism), philosophy, music, dance, and many other talents. Master Hong Sheng’s bond to Buddhist teaching did not form in religion but in his art. He realized that painting and awakening are essentially the same. Treating every stroke and brush equally makes him unbounded by any form or limit – with his energy roaming free and his expressions pure and bountiful, selfless, and natural.