From the time of the founding of Fo Guang Shan, through entering into Buddhist monastic life through ordination and subsequent Dharma transmission, Venerable Hui Chi, abbot of Hsi Lai Temple in the United States will become the 9th term abbot of FGS.
Upon ascending this role, Ven. Dr. Hui Dong of University of the West will be appointed the new abbot of Hsi Lai Temple.
Venerable Hui Chi was born in 1964. He arrived at FGS in 1986 and received the full precepts at the triple platform ordination at Hsi Lai Temple in 1988. In 2004 he was appointed abbot of Hsi Lai Temple. In 2012 he was elected chairman of the FGS Religious Affairs Committee, and in 2013 he became the 9th term abbot of Fo Guang Shan.
There will also be five Vice Abbots:
Ven. Hui Chuan, presently Chairman of FGS Domestic Supervisory Council
Ven. Hui Lun, former Managing Director of Anle Vihara in Taitung
Ven. Hui Kai, presently the Vice Chancellor of Nanhua University
Ven. Hui Chao, presently FGS Cultivation Center director
Ven. Hui Feng, PhD (of New Zealand) presently Associate Professor of Fo Guang University;
As well as seventy bhiksus and bhiksunis from overseas and Mainland China who will receive Dharma lineage transmission of the Linji School from Ven. Master Hsing Yun.
Video of the event (with partial English translation) available online:
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