Buddhist Arts

Chen Yu Yuan
Chairman – Chen Yu Yuan Buddhist Art Association

Wisdom and Compassion by Paintings

The world’s most popular Art Teacher

The world’s most popular Art Teacher, Master Chen Yu Yuan – The Chairman of the Chen Yu Yuan Buddhist Art Association in Taipei, Taiwan and his students are exploring their talent for promote the Buddhism worldwide by Buddha’s and Bodhisattvas paintings since over thirty years. Through painting Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, we learn about their giving, wisdom, and compassion. When painting Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, we would see their dignified images, and learn to set our minds on their purity and reflect on their merits. After the painting is finished, it could inspire viewers to appreciate Buddhas’ and Bodhisattvas’ many virtues. Therefore, painting Buddhas is such a special and incredible practice, simply because it is good for oneself and good for others. The Chen Yu-Yuan Buddhist Art Association has over thirty-five Buddha painting classes all over Taiwan.

The Buddha’s and Bodhisattvas paintings we learn about their giving, wisdom, and compassion. When painting Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, we would see their dignified images, and learn to set our minds on their purity and reflect on their merits. After the painting is finished, it could inspire viewers to appreciate Buddhas’ and Bodhisattvas’ many virtues. Therefore, painting Buddhas is such a special and incredible practice, simply because it is good for oneself and good for others. “In the beginning years of teaching, I merely deemed Buddha painting as a way to introduce Buddhas’ merits. Years later, I came to realize that Buddha painting is a great method to help sentient beings. Regardless of a person’s race or religion, when seeing the painting of a Buddha, he already receives a “seed”. If he has the opportunity of hearing the dharma that the painting represents, this unbreakable bodhi seed of Buddhahood would be deeply sown into his eighth consciousness. Eventually that seed will grow, bloom, and that person will definitely obtain Buddhahood,” says Teacher Chen Yu-Yuan, who has been devoting restlessly and selflessly in teaching and promoting Buddha painting for over thirty years. The Chen Yu-Yuan Buddhist Art Association had since been founded and has been operating for over ten years.