Librarian of Minnan Buddhist Institute library
Since the beginning, everything has its own meaning
Convert to Sambo until reach the Nirvana Town
Achieve merits and virtues with Buddha
Dharma-realm and human-beings commonly certify Buddha Bodhi
Shi Liaofa was born in 1953 in Leqing City of Zhejiang Province. Now he is the executive director of Fujian Buddhist Association, the chief of Xiamen Buddhist Association Consultative Committee, the vice chief of Minnan Buddhist Institute, the prior abbot of Xiamen Nanputuo Temple and the librarian of Minnan Buddhist Institute.
Master Liaofa liked the Buddhism since his childhood and had set his heart on it. In 1980, he became a monk in Ningbo Tiantong Temple of Zhejiang Province, and then came to Xiamen Buddhist institution and Minnan Buddhist Institute for study in 1981. He served as the deputy secretary general of Xiamen Buddhist Association, and thereafter served as the dean of Minnan Buddhist Institute, the temple superintendent, the hall head, the First Seat monk and other positions of Xiamen Nanputuo Temple. He ever elected as one of Xiamen 10th NPC members, the Overseas Chinese Foreign Affairs Committee of Municipal People's Congress and the third council member of Xiamen Overseas Friendship Association
Since teaching in Minnan Buddhist Institute, he published tens of articles in Minnan Buddhist Instite Journals, Sound of Buddhism and other publications, such as Master Taixu’s Buddhist Educational Vision and Practice, Thinking for the Problem of Current Buddhist Education and so on, which elaborated his knowledge and perspective on Buddhist thought and teaching.
His hobby is painting and calligraphy, his Chinese painting work of Master Taixu Picture was selected in the painting and calligraphy exhibition of Love China and Welcome Macao's Return to the Motherland in 1999, and he was awarded the honorary certificate by Fujian Ethnic Affairs Commission and Fujian Religious Affairs Bureau. In 2000, its Chinese painting work of Great Peace Events was chosen in painting and calligraphy joint exhibition of Zun Xia Qiu Yun.
In September 1990, he was chosen as Advanced Teacher by Fujian Religious Affairs Bureau. During the activity of carrying out the Religious’ contribution to socialist construction of two civilizations in December of 1991, he was awarded as Advanced Individual by Xiamen Religious Affairs Bureau. In September 1999, he received the honor of Advanced Individual for contributing to the construction of Xiamen Special Economic Zone. In addition, he ever gained the title of Excellent Teaching Master many times by Minnan Buddhist Institute.
He usually was invited to Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, the United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other regions to participate in the Buddhism preaching activities. In the spring of 2003, he served as head of Protector Three Group to send Chinese Buddha tooth relic to Thailand for Feast.
His works of Sutra of Brahma's Net and Bodhisattva Vows Definition, the Summary interpretations of Vinaya of the Four Categories and Bhikshu Precepts, Interpretation of Dizang Pusa Benyuan Jing, Bodhi Heart and Painting and Calligraphy Collection will be published soon.