发起人 Founder

Venerable Ding Rong was ordained in Sydney, Australia, in 1994.  Owing to his quest for more in-depth understanding of the Dhamma, after graduating from his Buddhist College in 1998, he further pursued another 3-year Postgraduate Buddhist Studies in Taiwan Buddhist Research Institute. Venerable Ding Rong also holds a Master’s Degree in Professional Counselling from the Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. He is passionate in promoting Dhamma education and teaching of mindfulness. He integrates the teaching of Buddha Dhamma and the knowledge of modern psychology in helping and guiding people how to tackle their mind and life matters. Throughout his work, he emphasizes the practical application of Buddha Dhamma in one’s daily life.

 

Since 2002, Venerable Ding Rong has travelled widely over Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and China, to provide Religious Educational trainings as well as to continue his own learning journey. He has conducted numerous Dhamma activities such as seminars in Dhamma and mindfulness, Dhamma courses, Meditation classes, Dhamma teachers’ training, and numerous workshops in Dhamma, mindfulness, meditation, stress coping, awareness and awakening. Venerable Ding Rong’s past and present responsibilities include: Deputy Abbot of Buddhist Monastery, Dhamma Teacher, Buddhist Counsellor, Board of Director for Secondary and Primary schools, Religious Advisor for schools and Buddhist societies and organisations, Advisor for Dhamma Sunday Schools, Prison Counsellor, Committee Member, Mentor and Advisor to various Buddhist organisations, as well as training of volunteers etc.

Positions at Various Organizations

  • Singapore Buddhist Federation – Chairman Charities Committee (Present)

  • Singapore Buddhist Federation – Chairman, General Affairs Committee (2016-2019)

  • Singapore Buddhist Federation – Vice Chairman, General Affairs Committee (2014-2016)

  • Singapore Buddhist Youth Mission – Advisor (2012-2014)

  • SBFC (SSCS) Counselling Service – Advisory Committee

  • Singpoare Amitofo Care Centre – Mentor (2012-14)

  • Singapore Changi Prison – Buddhist Counsellor

  • Dot Connections Growth Centre – Founder/Mentor

 

Professional Training in Counselling

  • MSc. (Professional Counselling) (Swinburne University of Technology)

  • Grad Dip. (Professional Counselling) (Swinburne University of Technology)

  • BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies (University of Derby, UK)

  • Specialist Dip. (Counselling Psychology) (The Academy of Certified Counsellor)

  • Specialist Dip. (Youth Counselling and Management) (The Academy of Certified Counsellor)

  • Dip. Applied Soc. Sciences (Youth Counselling) (The University of Hong Kong)

  • Dip.GC (Counselling) (Chinese University of Hong Kong)