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Master Li Guang Ming

Master Li Guang Ming, 李光明, is a Singapore based, bilingual, university graduate and finance industry professional turned Taoist Priest.

Master Li has an impressive lineage that is traced to a Song Dynasty ancestor Li Jun Da, 李君达. Another famous ancestor was scholar Li Guang Di, 李光地, who was an expert in Yijing (Book of Change) and who emerged 5th in the Imperial Examinations of 1670 during the reign of Qing Emperor Kangxi. Li Guang Di was highly trusted by the emperor and had helped the Qing Court capture Taiwan from the Ming loyalists. When he passed away, Emperor Kangxi personally wrote the inscriptions for the tombstone.

Another ancestor Li Xuan Sheng 李玄生 became a Taoist Priest during the Qing Dynasty and founded the Hian Eng Daoist Group 显应道坛. During the reign of Qing Emperor Guangxu, Hian Eng Daoist Group was appointed to manage the City God Temple of Yongchun County, Fujian China, 福建永春城隍庙.

With such extraordinary lineage, it was perhaps not surprisingly that Master Li Guang Ming gave up his finance career to carry on the family heritage. Master Li is a disciple of Tianshi sect as well as Lvsang sect, a Master of Daoism and an ordained taoist priest of Zhengyi Taoism. His other areas of specialization and interest include fortune telling from the school of five elements, physiognomy and palmistry. Master Li is also a director of Hian Eng Daoist Group founded by his ancestor and is dedicated to preserving and transmitting traditional taoist culture.

As a Taoist Priest, Master Li conducts rituals and prayers for temples and devotees fulfilling the traditional roles of a Taoist Priest and addressing the social, religious and personal needs of devotees. Master Li has been invited to officiate prayers and rituals in various countries such as China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam and even Japan.

Being a highly educated and bilingual taoist priest, a new role emerged for Master Li, as a facilitator for people to discover and to learn about Taoism. These groups include many English educated overseas Chinese and foreigners who want to learn about Taoism. Master Li has conducted workshops, seminars and mini conferences in Singapore, Malaysia as well as Thailand.

Master Li is based in Singapore but travels frequently to perform rituals and to share the ancient heritage of Taoism to a global audience, open the door for people to start their learning journey on the Dao.

To find out more about Master Li and read about his rituals and talks, visit:
http://en.netlog.com/hianeng/blog


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