(Lecture by Master Sheng-yen on May 16, 1992 at Tibet Center.) Some of you arc curious about how I became a Ch'an monk. I'm not exactly sure what you would like to know. I haven't really written an autobiography, but I can relate some of the events that led me to where I am now. The province where I lived in China was once prosperous, but it underwent a slow decline. By the time I was born, the region was impoverished. more