He was the founder of Dharma Drum Mountain and Dharma Drum Lineage.
He was a Chinese Buddhist monk, a religious scholar, and one of the mainstream teachers of Chan Buddhism. Master Sheng Yen was well known as a progressive Buddhist teacher who sought to teach Buddhism in a modern and Western-influenced world. In 2000, he was one of the keynote speakers in the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders held in the United Nations.
He wrote more than a hundred books in Chinese and more than a dozen in English. Many of his books have been translated into other languages.
We study his books, watch and listen to his recordings.