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海外僧 Overseas Sangha
Venerable Zhong Heng
In 1991, Venerable Zhong Heng went to Sri Lanka, to study Early Indian Buddhism and Pali language. Afterwards, he went to the States in 1994, and graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1998, majoring in Early Indian Buddhism and Sanskrit language. In order to enable him to carry on the teaching of Buddha’s wisdom, and to explain in truth to the countless of beings, and also to accurately put in practice per se; apart from teaching in the various Buddhist institutes, temples, and lay organisations; the Venerable has also put in aplenty of effort, in the understanding and the printing of Suttas of Early Indian Buddhism --- modernising the Agamas. The collection which the venerable has compiled and edited, comprising <Buddha’s teaching --- Madhyama Āgama>, a total of 7 volumes, were published in 2002; and <Buddha’s teaching - Saṃyukta Āgama>, a total of 12 volumes, had also been published in 2012.
Kaizhao @ Thera Yuttadhammo
Venerable was born in Malaysia, 1963. He was ordinated as a monk by the Elder Venerable Wen Jian at Hong Fu Temple in Penang, 1987; and graduated from the Buddhist Institute of Malaysia, 1990. Since 2007, Venerable has been travelling, across the 5 continents, as he has been invited to teach the Dhamma, as well as mentoring meditation practice. He is the current religious advisor of Santavana Forest Hermitage in the United States of America; part of the executive committee at Sabah Santavana Forest Hermitage; prison counselling lecturer. Venerable’s famous publications include The Journal of Repentance by Inmates of Death Penalty (written in collaboration with inmates); Being trapped in one exit; and The Prison - Dialogues with Inmates of Death penalty in prisons across places.
Venerable Kai Ren
Venerable was born in the state of Sabah, Malaysia. In 1993, he graduated with Business diploma and degree from the Systematic College in Petaling Jaya. He was ordinated by Elder Venerable Wen Jian, Abbot of Hong Fu Temple (Ang Hock See) in Penang, Malaysia, 1997. Between 1996 and 2005, he studied and completed the junior, senior and post graduate course at Fu Yan Buddhist Institute, Taiwan. From 2005 to 2018, Venerable taught at Fu Yan Buddhist Institute, Yi Tung Women’s Buddhist College, Light of Wisdom Dharma Hall, Kaohsiung City Right Belief Buddhist Youth Association etc. Venerable held the position of Vice Chancellor, Light of Wisdom Dharma Hall, from 2014 to 2018. Since 2019, Venerable Kai Ren has been the Abbot of Malaysia Santavana Forest Hermitage. He has published many Dhamma literatures since 2005, latest being the edited version on explanation of The 37 Requisites of Enlightenment (Satta Timsa Bodhipakkhiya Dhamma) in Chinese, 2020.