The Chan School (禪宗) is a form of Chinese Buddhism since the 6th century and subsequently spreaded to the rest of East Asia (Japanese: Zen; Korean: Seon; Vietnamese; Thien).
There are many important Chan Meditation Masters or Zen Meditation Masters, and Venerable Master Hsuan Hua is definitely an influential Meditation Master in the last century. Guiyang school of Chan (溈仰宗) is one of the five main Chan Schools in China. Elder Master Hsu Yun, the eighth lineage holder, named Venerable Master Hsuan Hua as the ninth lineage holder of Guiyang, and the forty-fifth generation since Mahakashyapa(摩訶迦葉), one of the principal disciples of Buddha who convened and directed the first council. Hsuan Hua stands for "Proclaim and Transform."