Ven. Bhikkhu Guoching

Bhikkhu Guoching came to United State from China as a international student, after graduating with a master’s degree in 1991, he gave up a promising career & existential conformity to completely commit a life in Buddhism.

In 1999, under the directive of Elder Master Jen chun (仁俊長老, Ren jun in Mandarin Chinese), he took Novice ordination from Master Sheng Yen (聖嚴長老), the Lineage given Monastic name, Guoching (釋果慶). Thence, he apprenticed in serious study under the guidance of Master Jen chun (仁俊長老) and was privileged as the Elder’s personal attendant. Continue Reading »

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Buddhist monk from New York City. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1944, he obtained a BA in philosophy from Brooklyn College (1966) and a PhD in philosophy from Claremont Graduate School (1972).

Drawn to Buddhism in his early 20s, after completing his university studies he traveled to Sri Lanka, where he received novice ordination in 1972 and full ordination in 1973, both under the late Ven. Ananda Maitreya, the leading Sri Lankan scholar-monk of recent times. Continue Reading »

Sister Sayalay Susila

Sayalay Susilā was born in Pahang, Malaysia in 1963 and ordained as a Theravada Buddhist nun in the Burmese tradition at the age of 28 at the Malaysian Buddhist Meditation Centre in Penang, Malaysia. Prior to ordaining, Sayalay developed a keen interest in insight...

Venerable Bhikkhu Yuttadhammo

Venerable Bhikkhu Yuttadhammo became a Buddhist monk under Ven. Bhante Wen Jian in Penang, Malaysia in 1987. After graduation from the Buddhist Institute of Malaysia in 1990, he received his full ordination in the Theravada tradition in Thailand. In 1999, he founded...

Ven. Bhikkhu Kai Yin


Venerable Bhikkhu Kai Yin, founder and abbot of Santavana Forest Hermitage, Sabah, Malaysia, is a highly recognized master of samatha (tranquility) and vipassana (insight) meditation. With a special interest in the Theravada commentarial literature, the Sutra-Pitaka of Nikāya/Agāma collections, and the Yogacara school of Buddhism, Bhikkhu Kai Yin is well-read and has gained acclaimed expertise in the studies and teaching of Abhidhamma, Visuddhimagga (Path of Purification), Mahaprajnāpāramitā-śāstra, and Yogācārabhūmi-śāstra.

Ordained in 1987 in Ang Hock See Buddhist Temple, Penang, Malaysia, Bhikkhu Kai Yin studied at the Buddhist Institute of Malaysia and then Yuan Kuang Buddhist College in Taiwan. He practiced various meditation methods, extensively and intensively, under the guidance of a number of renowned meditation masters, including Thera Ji Cheng, Thera Xiu Jing, Thera Sheng-yen, Goenka and Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw. He was a lecturer at Yuan Kuang Buddhist College (1995) and…