Chan Master Sheng Yen
For over thirty years, Chan Master Sheng Yen (1930-2009) devoted himself tirelessly to reviving the tradition of rigorous education for monks and nuns, establishing monasteries and centers of learning; teaching and leading Chan retreats worldwide; interfaith outreach, world peace, youth development, and gender equality. Master Sheng Yen also emphasized protecting the four environments we inhabit: the spiritual, the social, the living, and the natural
Sheng Yen taught Buddhism and Chan in a concise, direct, and practical manner, which people can easily relate to and apply in their daily lives. With disciples and Dharma heirs worldwide, Shifu has planted the seeds for the continued cultivation of Chan in the world today and the future, for the benefit of all who wish to learn and practice this tradition.