I received teachings in the Caodong Lineage of Master Hsu Yun through the letter writing tradition. Hsu Yun held all five Chan lineages and passed them to different students in different ways. I was passed the Caodong lineage, which teachers through the methods of Silent Illumination and Hua Tou.

I was declared a lineage holder in 2016. I was given two names: Heng Xue (Enduring Study) and Zhao Dao (Shining Path)

In addition to this I have received Bodhisattva Vows in both the Nagarjuna lineage of Profound Emptiness and the Asanga lineage of Vast Conduct. And I went through meditation instructor training at the Rime Center Buddhist Community.