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Venerable Master Ming Kuang

  • Born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1952.

  • Frequented Hai Ming Monastery in student days, and inspired by Reverend Wu Ming.

  • Ordained by Rev. Sheng Hsiung at Da Hsiung Vihara in 1978 and appointed as the abbot in 1983 as well as founded Buddhist class and summer camp for children.

  • Founder and Director of Georgia Buddhist Summer Camp.

  • Also leads summer camps at Chuang Yen Monastery in New York, US Zen Institute near Washington DC, and Hu Kuo Temple in Anaheim near LA

1952年出生於台灣台北,幼年長流連於海明寺,受教於悟明長老,法師於1978年依止於 聖雄法師,並於台北大雄精舍出家,1983年被聘為大雄精舍住持,1988年應邀到美國莊嚴 寺,主持兒童夏令營,1993年擔任莊嚴寺方丈,法師現任台北觀音禪院、日月潭玄裝寺住 持、中華民國國策顧問,也是喬治亞州夏令營創始人。

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Venerable Reverend Heng Sure 恆實法師  

Rev. Heng Sure, Ph.D., is ordained as a Buddhist monk in the Chinese Mahayana tradition at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, Talmage, California, in 1976. Born in Toledo, Ohio, he was finishing his M.A. in Oriental Languages at the University of California, Berkeley when he met his teacher, the late Chan Master Hsuan Hua (1916–1995). After receiving full ordination, he commenced a “Three Steps, One Bow” pilgrimage dedicating his efforts to World Peace with Dr. Martin Verhoeven (formerly Heng Ch’au). Traveling up the California coast highway from South Pasadena to Ukiah, a distance of over six hundred miles in two years and nine months. During this time, he maintained a vow of silence which he extended after the pilgrimage for a total of 6 years.

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, French, and Japanese, Rev. Sure regularly leads lectures, seminars, and retreats in a variety of venues on at least three continents a year. He holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley and serves as President of both Dharma Realm Buddhist Association and the Buddhist Text Translation Society. He is also the Managing Director of Berkeley Buddhist Monastery, Professor at Dharrma Realm Buddhist University, and a guest lecturer at Bond University, Australia. He lectures worldwide on Buddhism, Buddhist texts, translation, meditation, comparative religion, and interfaith dialogue and has published albums of original Buddhist folk music.

Did you know he is one of the very first American Buddhist monks? Read more about him here:

Dharma Realm Buddhist Association

You can also hear his albums DHARMA RADIO, and PARAMITAS - American Buddhist Folk Music,  and songs on Youtube, Spotify, Amazon Music, iTunes / Apple Music, Good Karma Music, Soundcloud, and at

Reverend Gala Rinpoche

  • Born in Central Tibet in 1975.

  • In 1991, Rinpoche was recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the 7th reincarnation of Gala Tulku, a reincarnated teacher from the Batha Monastery in Kham Dege, Eastern Tibet.

  • Received his vows from His Holiness the Dalai Lama -- novice vows at Drepung Loseling Monastery and full ordination vows in Dharmasala, both in India.

  • Rinpoche is currently the resident monk of Drepung Loseling Monastery in Houston, Texas.

法師1975年生於西藏,1991年經達賴喇嘛認定為喝喇吐庫的第七世轉世,剃度於西藏東 部城市Kham Dege的Batha寺,經歷過許多講經與佛學營的籌備。現任Houston Drepung Loseling寺之常住師父。

Drepung Loseling Monastery:


Jin Chuan Shi

Bhikshu Jin Chuan ordained as a Buddhist monk in 2013 and is now an instructor at Dharma Realm Buddhist University and Berkeley Buddhist Monastery in California. As an American-born Asian-American, his everyday life is a constant negotiation of traditional Chinese and modern Western values. As a typical second-generation Asian-American growing up in the Silicon Valley, he grew up studying mostly science, math, and technology and playing a lot of basketball. However, at the end of high school in 1999, to the surprise of himself and his family, he realized his path in life was to be a monastic. Before leaving home ("leaving home" means ordaining as a monastic), Reverend Jin Chuan graduated from Stanford University with an M.A. in Religious Studies and a B.S. in Physics.

法師1999年高中畢業,進入名校史丹福大學主修物理,後再繼續於史大攻讀研究所,並獲得宗教 學系碩士學位,出乎家人、朋友的預料,2013年受具足戒,法師是華人的第二代,精通中 英文語文。

Dharma Realm Buddhist University:

Berkeley Buddhist Monastery - Institute for World Religions:

Redwood Vihara:

Instilling Goodness Elementary & Developing Virtue Secondary Schools:

法界佛教大學  / 育良小學, 培德中學 :

Jin Wei Shi

Jin Wei Shi was born in Poland and began his meditation practice in 1999. After living a fun but unfulfilling bohemian lifestyle, he encountered a Polish translation of the Sixth Patriarch Sūtra that inspired him to dedicate himself to Dharma practice and service. He volunteered in various hospitals and helped organize DRBA Delegations to Europe. In 2013, he came to the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas as a Sangha and Laity Training Program student. In 2015, he took novice ordination, and in 2017, full ordination. In 2020, he graduated from the DRBU M.A. in Buddhist Classics.

Dharma Realm Buddhist University:

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