What Is the BTB School of Feng Shui?

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The BTB school of feng shui—short for the Black Sect Tantric Buddhist School of Feng Shui—is a feng shui school, or tradition brought to the United States by Professor Lin Yun in the mid-1980s. The main difference between the traditional schools of feng shui and the BTB school of feng shui is the fact that the BTB feng shui school does not use the compass directions.

So, the BTB bagua (also called the Western bagua) is defined differently. It is a much easier bagua to work with, and many people, especially at the beginning, prefer to work with the BTB bagua rather than the classical one.


In a nutshell, the bagua of any given space is like a feng shui energy map; it helps to define areas of specific meaning to one's life and well-being.

In the classical feng shui school the bagua, or feng shui energy map of any space, is determined by the compass direction of the front door. In the BTB feng shui school, however, the compass direction of the front door is not a factor to be taken into consideration.

No matter which direction a front door faces, the BTB feng shui school bagua is always placed the same way. So, for example, your wealth and money feng shui area is always located in the top left of your BTB bagua, while in the Compass feng shui school the money area is in the Southeast part of your home.

Founder of BTB Feng Shui

Professor Lin Yun, the founder of the Black Sect Tibetan Tantric School of Feng Shui (BTB), is often referred to as His Holiness Grandmaster Professor Thomas Lin Yun. He is also the founder and supreme leader of the contemporary Black Sect Tantric Buddhism at its fourth stage.

According to the yunlintemple.org website, the teaching of Professor Lin Yun is: "comprehensive, philosophical, and spiritual. BTB feng shui school incorporates the essence of Confucianism, Taoism, Yin-Yang philosophy, Eclecticism, Exoteric Buddhism, Esoteric Buddhism, I-Ching, Theory of Chi, holistic healing, feng shui, and folkloric studies."

The School Has Many Merits

Even though the BTB school of feng shui is often ridiculed by the traditional Chinese feng shui practitioners, this school has many merits. A well trained BTB feng shui practitioner knows how to work with the energy of the space and often uses the so-called secret cures, as well as mantras, specific meditations, and other techniques to bring about the desired change.

Fun Fact

There are many feng shui cures specific to the BTB school, some of them quite popular, such as the Sun Moon Mirror Meditation or the Three Secrets Reinforcement Cure.