Guo Jun

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Ven. Guo Jun
Guo Jun Fashi.jpg
Religion Chan Buddhism
School Caodong, Linji
Nationality Singapore
Born (1974-11-02)November 2, 1974
Senior posting
Title Chan master
Religious career
Teacher Sheng-yen, Song Nian

Ven. Guo Jun (果峻; Pinyin: Guǒjùn) (born 1974) is one of the youngest Dharma heirs of respected Ch'an (Zen) Master Sheng-yen.[1] He was born in Singapore and was ordained as monk under Ven. Song Nian of Mahabodhi Temple, Singapore.

Educational Qualification[edit]

Before and after his ordination, he earned degrees in various fields of study. He has a diploma in biotechnology from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore.[2] He also earned his degree in Buddhist philosophy from Fu Yan Buddhist Institute, Taiwan, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Monash University, Australia, and Master of Buddhist Studies from University of Sydney, Australia.[3]

Religious Training[edit]

Ven. Guo Jun started practicing meditation intensely in 1997. He studied various traditions of Buddhist practice, from Tibetan Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism, and also Mahayana tradition, including Ch'an Buddhism under the guidance of Ven. Master Sheng-yen.[4] He entered solitary retreat in 1999 in Korea at Hwa Gye Sa Buddhist Monastery and Song Kwang Sa Buddhist Monastery.

He speaks Mandarin, Korean, and English. He has traveled around many parts of the world to share his experience, including Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, United States, Luxembourg, Poland, Croatia, and Switzerland. He is a member of Australian Psychological Society. He is also a spiritual and guiding teacher of Chan Community Canada, [5] and Dharmajala Indonesia.[6] He was the abbot of Dharma Drum Retreat Center in Pine Bush, New York from 2005 to 2008. Currently he is the abbot of Mahabodhi Temple in Singapore.

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