陳上師亦經常到海外弘法。一九八九年他應美國信眾邀請到彼邦弘法，因其著作被認為對佛教與社會道德文化極有貢獻，故獲加州著名的甘迺迪總統大學頒發大學文學士名譽學位。多年來，陳上師本著精進勤奮、普濟利民的精神，不斷自我學習增值，二零零四年取得管理學碩士學位(MMS)。同年更獲得西岸大學(WEST COAST UNIVERSITY)頒授榮譽哲學博士學位(Hon. Ph.D)。
Lama Chan Kwor Chai, the Buddhish name of Chan Hon Wing, was born in the 40's in Guangdong Province of Mainland China. Growing up in a warm family, Lama Chan’s father Chan Yam Chi is a famous Commander-in-chief during World War II, while his mother was a fervent Buddhist and had long been a vegetarian. Lama Chan moved to Hong Kong with his father since he was a child. Upon the death of his parents when he was seven and thirteen respectively, Lama Chan started his journey of hardship and loneliness of being an orphan in the 50s and 60s. This attributed to his understanding on death and impermanence and fragility in life.
Working as an art designer for three years to support his study, Lama Chan also spent his leisure time on reading books about Buddhism and Palmistry. Having encountered the injustice and violence in the society, he determined to turn to the Royal Police Force where he spent 18 years of services. Throughout the years, Lama Chan experienced the bliss and sorrow of life as well as countless mysterious incidents, he acknowledged a totally different view on the belief of karma (the law of cause and effect). Lama Chan strived to seek for the truth of the universe from various erudite masters and finally he took refuge to the Three Jewels (Buddha, Dharma and Sangha) in 1976. Since 1980, he had been doing voluntary work as a spiritual consultant in a temple for two years, discussing about life and Karma with people.
With the realization of karma and encouragement from his first Buddhist Master, Lama Chan finally dedicated himself to Buddhism. Despite of the misunderstanding, rumour and scandal from the people around him, he left his remunerative job and devoted all his time to Buddhism preaching for the benefit of all beings. He believes his sacrifice is just a tip of the iceberg comparing to Shakyamuni, who gave up his noble status for the sake of all sentient beings. Understanding that people are bewildered in this samsaric world, Lama Chan strongly believes that the dharma teaching is the way to liberate all beings. With his aspiration and the blessing from the Three Jewels, he is able to solve every mysteries brought up by people who seek for help. Hoping to help and liberate all sentient beings from suffering, Lama Chan prays and practises Buddhadharma diligently.
Having received empowerment from a Vajra master, Lama Chan preached as a Buddhist master upon the foundation of Chee Hon Buddhist Court in 1984. With the official registration of the Universal Buddhist Merciful Society (U.B.M.S.) in 1987, dharma teaching started to be implemented in a more systematic way. Apart from dharma practice, U.B.M.S. also participated in community welfare and services. For instance, the "222nd East Kowloon Scout Group of Hong Kong" and the “18th Scout Group of Macau” were formed to educate the young generations. Lama Chan also takes up several positions such as the Honorary President of the “Founders and Veterans of The Hong Kong Junior Police Officers' Association and The History of H.K.J.P.O.A.”, the Honorary President of the "Scout Association of Hong Kong E.K.R.", the Honorary Advisor of the "Scout Association of Macau, "the Acting Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Regional Commander / NTN of the ''Hong Kong Road Safety Patrol,'' the Director of Lions Kidney Educational Centre and Research Foundation (L.K.E.C.) in 2004-2005, the Hong Kong Global Lions Club Charter Member/First Vice President 2005-2006 as well as the Honorary President of the Renovation Committee of "Guangzhou Haichuang Monastery".
To offer systematic Buddhism education to the Lamas for their better Buddha teaching, Lama Chan also subsidizes the “Karma Lekshey Ling Institute” in Nepal in 1989.
Lama Chan wrote several books on Buddhism and devoted himself in spreading Buddha’s spirits overseas. He was even awarded an Honored Bachelor of Arts by the John F. Kennedy University as a recognition of his contribution to Buddhism and Ethic Education. Throughout the years, Lama Chan strives to keep himself up with a richer knowledge background by furthering his studies. His sterling effort finally came to fruition by receiving a Master Degree in Management Studies and being awarded an Honored PhD Degree in Philosophy by West Coast University in 2004.
In 1989, Lama Chan received empowerment from Lineage Holders of all four sects of Vajrayana Buddhism. He was approved as "Vajra Achariya", a recognized Vajra Master who could give transmission of teaching of Vajrayana.
Lama Chan is also the pioneer in promoting the spirit of "Remi", a movement of the non-sectarian practice of Vajrayana in conjunction with the study of Mahayana, which is widely supported by numerous Great Masters. The ultimate goal of Buddhadharma is to liberate all sentient beings from Samsara and to attain nirvana where under no circumstances should this be affected by the differentiation of sects and vehicles (Mahayana, Vajrayana). This is in fact exactly the same as Lama Chan’s mission. His kindness and compassion have earned him respect and admiration from his followers throughout the world.
Lama Chan urges all his followers to abandon individualism and follow the bodhisattva deeds for the benefit of all sentient beings. He also emphasizes the importance to forgive and love each other; to abandon hatred, fame, selfishness and prejudice. Those without compassion and bodhichitta cannot be considered as real dharma practitioners and this is also the same to those who have not put Buddha's teaching into practice.
Realizing that Lama Chan is a holy reincarnated master, Vajra masters from different sects have taught and empowered Lama Chan as Achariya. He has received teachings of Gelug, Kagyud, Nyingma and Sakya traditions from some prominent Lineage Holders namely as follows:
- Ven. Tshul Khrim Jang Chnub Dorje of Nyingma-Kagyud
- Ven. Dazang Tulku of Kagyudpa (Founder of Dilyak Monastery of Tibet & Nepal)
- Ven. Lhubum Rinpoche of Gelupa (Abbot of Gaden Jam Gohn Ling – one of the four most famous Vajrayana monasteries).
- Ven. Gyepa Rinpoche of Nyingmapa (Abbot of Namkha Khyung Zong Monastery of Tibet and Nepal) who enthroned Lama Chan with the name Rangjung Lama Pema Gyurme Tenzin Rinpoche in recognition of his great achievement in Buddhadharma. The enthronement is witnessed and approved by Ven. Lhubum Rinpoche of Gelupa, Ven. Dhilyak Drupon Rinpoche of Kagyupa, Ven. Pema Rinpoche and Ven. Shiva Rinpoche of Nyingmapa in 1995.
In addition, various respected Vajra masters such as H.E. 12th Tai Situpa (Guru of the H.E. 17th Gyalwa Karmapa), the H.E. Thrangu Rinpoche of Kagyudpa and the H.E. Thinley Norbu Rinpoche of Nyingmapa have also visited U.B.M.S. and offered blessings to Lama Chan.
To promote the spirit of "Remi", Lama Chan organized a butter lamp offering ceremony at the Bodhnath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal in March 1996. More than twenty Rinpoches and two thousand Lamas from four sects, with over thirty thousand of followers from around the world attended in the ceremony, which is unprecedented in history. The success of this event clearly signified the wide recognition of Lama Chan's great achievement and contribution to Buddhism.