Hong Choon studied Feng Shui under
Master Yen Ben in 1950s. He
was imparted the secret Xuan Kong FengShui
Theory of Tan's School of San Yuan Feng Shui and became
very competent in the art. This San Yuan Feng Shui comes under the
famous Wu Chang Sect FengShui which originates in Wuxi, Jiangsu China.
In his stay in
Singapore (as Abbot Phor Kark See Monastery), Master Hong Choon
played a mentor and consultant role to many rich and influential
individuals advising them in the aspect of Feng Shui well-being
which includes his well known work at Grand Hyatt Hotel Orchard
Hong Choon was born in Xiahu village JinJiang, Southern Province of
Fujian.. He was the only son in the family of six and was the
favorite child in the family.
early days, he was send to a private school to study Chinese
Classical Literature. As a child then, he was very conscious about
importance of social serving. At the age of sixteen, he became a
monk and devoted himself to the teaching of Buddhism.
At the age of
eighteen, he went to Nan Pu Tuo Temple in Xiamen with his master,
Venerable Seck Hui Quan where he had the opportunity to meet Bhikkhu
Taixu and studied under him. During World War II (Japanese Invasion
of China), he fled with his master and made his first stop in
Singapore where they stayed at Long Sun See Temple and Phor Kark See
Temple. They then left for Medan, Indonesia and later settle down at
Meow Sian Lin Temple in Penang.
Later on after
the death of his master, the Singapore Buddhist Lodge, Putuo Temple
and the Chinese Buddhist Association invited him to lead Phor Kark
See Temple at Bright Hill Drive Singapore. Master Hong Choon then
made Singapore his home and was acknowledged by the local Chinese
Buddhists as their highest religious leader.
Kong Meng San, Phor Kark See Monastery
Kong Meng San, Phor Kark See Monastery, the largest Buddhist
temple in Singapore.
Source:" A tribute to Master Hong Choon"
published by Kong Meng San Phor Kark See temple.
Master Hong Choon welcoming Singapore's Minister Mentor Mr
LEE Kuan Yew
to the Phor Kark See temple in 1966
Venerable Hong Choon Memorial hall
FengShui layout: Phor Kark See Monastery
FengShui layout done by Late Grandmaster Hung Choon
( Famous Feng Shui Master in Singapore)
Many have claimed to understand the FengShui layout of Phor Kark See
Monastery. Some has even gone on with beautiful explanations and
details of its Feng Shui layout, giving special and fanciful names
to match the formations.
But in actual, do they really understand the
Feng Shui formula that are behind the work of
our lineage? For
instance, why are the doors at Phor Kark Monastery tilted to a
certain angle? What purpose do they serve?
Some would explain that it is beneficial (giving special and
fanciful formation names). Then, there are some who proclaimed that
a tilted (off-center) door resembles a crooked mouth that triggers
bad Feng Shui. But if that is indeed the case, why is Phor Kark
Monastery (with a crooked mouth) still flourishing after so many
decades and remain the largest Buddhist Temple in Singapore?
What is the reason behind? Could the landscape, watercourse and
landforms that surround the monastery have influential luck effect?