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Venerable Zheng You

Ven. Zheng you was born in 1985 into a Buddhist family in Jixian County, Heilongjiang Province, China. Influenced by her family,  Ven. Zheng You visited temples to pay respects to the Buddha from a young age. At 16, she started residency in a temple and began her religious life. At 19, she was formally ordained in Dehui Hermitage in Shantou City, Guangdong Province, under the guidance of Master Shangchao Xiaoguang. At the age of 25, she took the full monastic precepts at the Wu Zuo Hermitage in Guangzhou. Ven. Zheng You has lived a monastic life for over 20 years. From February 2017 to August 2018, she served as an assistant in the teaching department of the Nuns’ College at Guangdong Buddhist College. In July 2017, she attended a training class for head and lead teachers of religious institutions in Guangdong Province. From September 2018 to December 2021, she served as a lecturer and class head at the Ci’en College of Jiangsu Buddhist College. In May 2020, she obtained the National Advanced Teacher Qualification Certificate for Han Buddhism institutions from the Buddhist Association of China.

Venerable Eka Yana

Venerable Daoyi

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.  

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