2022 Lunar New Year Chinese Couplets Challenge

Couplets, called 對聯 in Chinese, are two complementary poetic lines that adhere to certain rules, including limits on the number of words as well as the tonal styles of each word. Originating during the Five Dynasties (907-960), couplets have over one thousand years of history and remain an essential part of Chinese culture and tradition.

In celebration of the 2022 lunar new year, IGDVS is hosting a matching couplets challenge. This is also a special event in honor of Venerable Master Hsuan Hua, our school founder, who used matching couplets to teach his students.

Submission link:
Feel free to submit as many as you like!
The submission deadline is Thursday, February 10, 2022.

If you have any questions regarding the challenge, please email

5-8th Grade Non-native

  1. 口是心非伪君子
  2. 生老病死真是苦

5-8th Grade Native

  1. 一心不亂成三昧
  2. 五時八教盡含藏

9-12th Grade Non-Native

  1. 君子坦蕩蕩 逍遥自在
  2. 福慧雙圓黎民慶

9-12th Grade Native

  1. 四八洪願生安養
  2. 一句洪名超三界


  1. 志如松柏耐寒暑
  2. 深谷鐘聲遍法界
  3. 宣良育禮廉信義
  4. 頓悟無生佛身現
  5. 精進圓成三不退