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educator , Buddhist monk

Sheng-Yen Chang, Chinese Buddhist monk, educator. Founder International Cultural & Educational Foundation Dharma Drum Mountain, 1989; Member of International Association Buddhist Studies, Japanese Association Indian Buddhist Studies.

Background

Chang, Sheng-Yen was born on December 4, 1931 in Nan T'ung, People's Republic China. Arrived in United States, 1975. Son of Hsuan Ts'ai and Chin Chang.

Education

Master of Arts, Rissho University, Tokyo, 1971. Doctor of Letters, Rissho University, Tokyo, 1975.

Career

Wireless telegraph operator, telecommunications officer & warrant officer Nationalist Army, China, 1949—1959. Solitary retreat Chao Yuan Monastery, Taiwan, 1961—1968. Received formal transmission from Ch'an Master Dong Chu of the Cao Dong tradition of Ch'an, 1975.

Received formal transmission from Ch'an Master Ling Yuan of the Lin Ji tradition, 1978. Abbot The Temple of Enlightenment, New York, 1977. Professor, director Chinese Culture University, Taipei, China, 1978-1987.

Abbot Nung Ch'an Monastery, Taiwan, 1979. Founder Ch'an Meditation Center, 1980. President Chung-Hwa Institute Buddhist Culture, Taipei and Elmhurst, New York, from 1980.

Director Chung-Hwa Institute Buddhist Studies, Taipei, from 1985. Public Tungchu Public Company, Taipei, from 1980, Humanity Monthly, Taipei, from 1982, Dharma Drum Publications, New York City, from 1982. Professor Tung-Wu University, Taipei, from 1986, Fu-Jen University, Taipei, from 1989.

Works

Membership

Founder International Cultural & Educational Foundation Dharma Drum Mountain, 1989. Member of International Association Buddhist Studies, Japanese Association Indian Buddhist Studies.

Connections

father:
Hsuan Ts'ai

mother:
Chin Chang