Dharma Master Heng Sure
Heng Sure was ordained as a Buddhist monk in 1976.
For the sake of world peace, he
undertook an over six hundred mile pilgrimage from South Pasadena to Ukiah, repeatedly taking three steps and one bow to cover the entire journey.
In the entire two years taken to make the pilgrimage, he
observed a practice of total silence.
Rev. Heng Sure has an M.A. in Oriental Languages from UC Berkeley
, and a PhD from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley
He serves as the Managing Director of the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery and teaches on the staff at the Institute for World Religions.
lectures on the Avatasaka Sutra at the Berkeley Monastery
every Saturday evening.
is actively involved in interfaith dialogue and in the ongoing conversation between spirituality and technology.
Dharma Master Heng Chih
From 1970 to date, she serves as a team member of the Buddhist Text Translation Society in four capacities: translator (Chinese to English), bilingual reviewer, editor, and certifier of canonical Buddhist texts and their modern-language commentaries, and she is credited in many publications.
intensive study and translation of key Buddhist texts provides her
with extensive knowledge of Buddhism and its philosophies.
She earned a Masters degree (1980) and a Doctorate degree (1984) in Translation of Buddhist Texts from Dharma Realm Buddhist University (California).
She has been on the faculty of Dharma Realm Buddhist University and the Sangha and Laity Vocational Training Programs for two decades.
Beginning in 2008, she joined the faculty at Bond University, Gold Coast, where she teaches Buddhist philosophy.
follows a monastic lifestyle comprised of chanting and rituals, meditation and personal practices, and offers teaching and counseling to those who seek it.
Dharma Master Heng Yin
Heng Yin received a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science at the University of Texas
(UT) at Austin and was subsequently accepted to the PhD program.
first learned about the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas (CTTB) in 1990 when Venerable Master Hsuan Hua and his
disciples visited UT and taught meditation and Buddhism.
then came to CTTB for a summer Chan session.
A few months later, she enrolled at Dharma Realm Buddhist University and moved to CTTB where she soon committed herself to the monastic life.