Venerable Chuan Guan was ordained under Master Miu King (Master Miao Jing 妙境長老) in 2002 (higher ordination in 2003) and began his monastic training in Fa Yun Monastery (New Mexico, United States).  He learned the sutras and practised meditation under the Mahayana Buddhist tradition while studying the Theravadin Pali Canon.

2006 to 2016, he trained and served as resident monk in Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery and the Buddhist Library. He currently teaches in various Buddhist societies and conducts retreats while providing counseling and spiritual services.



You can find him via this blog, on facebooktwitter, and his Dharma apps on Apple and Android mobile devices.  He received his degree in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and worked in the tech industry prior to monkhood.  (Oh and sometimes he also provide technical tutelage to students studying computing! haha)



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Monasteries and Centres Stayed in

2002 – 2006 Fa Yun Monastery of my late teacher, Master Miu King.

2006 – 2009, 2013 – 2016 Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery

2009 – 2013 The Buddhist Library

Short Stays or Visits

2003 Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery

2003 Deer Park Monastery

2005 Samadhi Buddhist Society

2005 Leng Foong Prajna Temple

2005 Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre

2006 Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery

2007 (Jan) Santi Forest Monastery

2007 Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre (Hmawbi)

2009 Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society



  • Dear friend,
    I feel very honoured to have my blog commented by a buddhist monk! Buddhists have done a lot to promote inter-religious harmony and tolerance, compassion to all sentient beings and really, just universal love. Although as a secular humanist I do not believe in reincarnation, there is a lot that we have in common when it comes to respect, tolerance and compassion.

    • Dear Benjamin,

      Nice to read your blog and have your comments here!

      There is definitely a lot we can learn and share with one another.  For one, Buddhism is more concerned with how regardless of what one may believe in, whether we can live, act and speak in a way that is conducive for love and compassion.  So in a way, we do not see the need to convert people’s beliefs … but those actions that are harmful. 🙂

      We recognise and rejoice in charity and kindness regardless of the name or religion it is done in, and we will not condone any acts of harm or violence done in the name of religion, even if it is Buddhism.

      As I shared with someone recently, let’s not be so preoccupied with past life and next (after) life.  Let’s apply our religion to improve this life, to have peace and harmony in this life, this year, this moment.  For if we cannot have ‘heaven’ here and now, arguing about it in the future is futile.

      With metta,

  • Robert

    what is the meaning of Sand Castles in the Yogacara Bhumi Sutra?