Abbot


Abbot

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Venerable Master Hueiguang was born in Taiwan. After graduating from the University of California, San Diego in 1994, he left the pursuance of a career in medicine and vowed to practice the Dharma in order to propagate the noble teachings for the ultimate benefit of all sentient beings.

After Venerable Hueiguang renounced his layman livelihood, he completed his monastic training at Ts’ung Lin University in Taiwan under the guidance of the renowned Venerable Master Hsing Yun of Fo Guang Shan (FGS). Gradually, he evolved into a more prominent role as the dean of the Male Buddhist College in FGS where he tenured for more then fifteen years. In December 25 of 2008, Venerable Hueiguang received the Dharma Transmission from Venerable Master Ben Huan at Hongfa Temple in Shenzhen, China, as the 45th generation lineage holder of the Linchi Ch’an (Renzai Zen) School.

At present, Venerable Hueiguang is the Abbot of IBS temple in Taiwan as well as the President of the IBS non-profit association in the United States. He is also serving as the guiding master of the Bodhisattva Dharma Pitaka Association while continuing his diligent and dedicated pursue and propagation of the Dharma teachings.