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Founder of Chung Tai Chan Monastery is dead

2016/04/09 08:32:54

Taipei, April 9 (CNA) Wei Chueh (唯覺), the Buddhist monk who founded Chung Tai Chan Monastery in the town of Puli in central Taiwan, has died, the monastery announced early Saturday.

The grand master passed away late Friday, the monastery said in a statement on its website without giving details. The monastery compound will be closed to visitors for an indefinite period.

Born in Sichuan, China in 1928, Wei Chueh was one of the most important religious figures in Taiwan in recent decades.

During his lifetime, the grand master provided vision, inspiration and guidance to hundreds of thousands of followers, monastic teachers and lay people alike, according to the monastery's website.

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