Guo Yuan (Zen monk)
Guo Yuan (traditional Chinese: 果元; Vietnamese: Quả Nguyên, born 1950) is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk trained in Chan Buddhism. He is a senior disciple of Chan master Sheng-yen of Taiwan. In 1985 he first encountered Sheng-yen's teachings while attending a seven-day retreat in New York. He then decided to become a disciple before finally leaving his job in Toronto, Canada, to become a monk in the Chan tradition. He was ordained in 1987 in Taiwan.
He studied Theravada Buddhism for a year in Thailand in 1991. Upon returning from Thailand, he was elected abbot of Dharma Drum Chan Meditation Center () in Queens and Dharma Drum Retreat Center() in Pine Bush, New York. His responsibilities included attending interfaith services, teaching meditation, and giving lectures on Buddhism. For over 20 years, he also accompanied and became translator to Sheng-yen in various Chan meditation retreats in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, and Mexico.
- Memoirs of a Monk's Journey To Thailand
- Memoirs of a Monk's Journey To Thailand (part 2)
- "Suffering" and the "Buddhist Tradition" by Venerable Guo Yuan Fa Shi