Being an ordinary person by Ven. Chi Chern

Master Chi Chern was the first appointed Dharma heir of renowned Chan Master Sheng Yen. He is also one of the most respected meditation teachers in Malaysia and Singapore.

Born in Malaysia and ordained as a monk by Master Chuk Mor in Penang, he later went to Taiwan to study at Fo Guang Shan Institute of Chinese Buddhism.

In 1980, he participated in four-weeks-retreats led by Master Sheng Yen. It was during this retreat that he had his deep spiritual experience. After his experience was confirmed by Master Sheng Yen, he went back to Malaysia and started to teach Buddhism. In 1985, he returned to Taiwan and received dharma transmission from Master Sheng Yen.

Chi Chern Fa Shi currently resides in Malaysia and is the principal of the Malaysian Buddhist Institute.

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