Ta Poon is a reclusive Lay Master who has retreated to the forest and uses this name as an assumed name to avoid attention. Ta Poon does not allow pictures of his face to be taken, and forbids it to any of the devotees who find the way to his whereabouts, to reveal his location to anybody in the outside world. He says, he is already bored of all of the confusion and greed in the world outside the forest.