Master Hsing Yun (????), founder of Fo Guang Shan, an international Buddhist religious movement, was in stable condition Wednesday after brain surgery following a stroke, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital said that day.
Chen Chao-lung (???), convener of the hospital's medical team, said that Hsing Yun suffered a hemorrhagic stroke and doctors removed a fist-size blood clot from his brain Oct. 31 in a procedure that lasted three hours and 25 minutes.
He said that Hsing Yun developed the symptoms of drowsiness, vomiting and weakness after he returned from an overseas preaching mission Oct. 29, and was taken to the hospital the following day.
The master is now conscious, but as he is 90 years old, suffered two ischemic strokes in 2011, and has a medical record of high blood pressure, high blood sugar and high cholesterol, he will have to remain in the hospital for a few more days.
"The hospital is cautiously optimistic about his condition, but it remains to be seen when he will be able to be discharged," Chen said.
Meanwhile, the operations of Fo Guang Shan, located in Kaohsiung and the largest monastery in Taiwan, are proceeding normally.
Many of the followers and visitors to the monastery said that they only learned about the master's hospitalization from media reports.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel