Venerable Kuo Ming
Ven. Kuo Ming grew up in a Buddhist family. His two sisters were ordained since childhood. Ven. Kuo Ming started to learn Buddhism with his uncle Ven. Juejun from a young age. In 1988 Ven. Kuoming took refuge with the Three Jewels in Qixia Temple Nanjing, China, where he studied after Ven. Juejun. In 1998, Ven. Kuoming was ordained by Ven. Songchun at Tianning Monastery, Changzhou, China. In 2009, Ven. Kuoming became the resident monk at the World Buddhist Center in New York， managing dharma affairs. From 2013 to 2016, Ven. Kuoming studied and served as karmadana at Fo En Temple, until he was invited by the Mahayana Temple in 2016 to lead dharma services and congregation practices.
Venerable Zheng You
Ven. Zheng you lay surname Li, was born in 1985 into a Buddhist family in Jixian County, Heilongjiang Province, China. Influenced by his family, the master visited temples to offer his respects to the Buddha from a young age. At 16, he went to live in a temple and began his religious life, and at 19, he was formally ordained in Dehui Hermitage in Shantou City, Guangdong Province, under the guidance of Master Shangchao Xiaoguang. At the age of 25, he took the full monastic precepts at the Wu Zuo Hermitage in Guangzhou. He has been in monastic life for over 20 years. From February 2017 to August 2018, he served as an assistant in the teaching department of the Nuns’ College at Guangdong Buddhist College. From July 3 to 7, 2017, he attended a training class for heads and key teachers of religious institutions in Guangdong Province. From July 9 to 14, 2017, he participated in a seminar for heads and key teachers of national religious institutions. From September 2018 to December 2021, he served as a lecturer and class head at the Ci’en College of Jiangsu Buddhist College. In May 2020, he obtained the National Advanced Teacher Qualification Certificate for Han Buddhism institutions from the Buddhist Association of China.
Venerable Pannasiri studied at Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Center and was ordained by Mahathero Chanmyay Sayadaw. During Venerable Pannasiri’s study in Myanmar, He studied intensively with Mahathero Chanmyay, Thero Sayadaw, Mahathero Sobita, and Sayādaw U Nyanaramsi.
Today, Venerable Pannasiri teaches mindfulness and introspection meditation to practitioners from all over the world.
Ven. Ekāyana, was born and raised on Malaysia’s beautiful island, Penang. After he graduated from Institute for Medical Research, Malaysia in 1997, he received novice ordination in the same year and went to Taiwan to seek further education in Buddhism. In 2002, he graduated in Diploma of the Primary Buddhist Study from Fu Yan Buddhist Institute, Taiwan, and then he taught in Malaysian Buddhist Institute from 2003 to 2009. In 2012, he obtained a Graduate Diploma of Arts (Buddhist Studies) from Fu Yan Buddhist Institute, Taiwan, where he also taught from 2001 to 2012, and from 2014 to 2015. Besides Malaysian Buddhist Institute and Fu Yan Buddhist Institute, Ven. Ekayana also taught at YiTung Buddhist Institute, Taiwan from 2014 to 2015. He has been an advisor of YBAM PELITA Psychological Guidance Unit form 2016 to current, and is a Dharma speaker at Mahayana Temple.