|Education||Rissho University (M.A., PhD)|
|Other names||Changjin (novice name)|
|Born||January 22, 1931
Nantong, Jiangsu, Republic of China
|Died||February 3, 2009
|Teacher||Dongchu, Ling Yuan|
Sheng Yen (聖嚴; Pinyin: Shèngyán, birth name Zhang Baokang, 張保康) (January 22, 1931 – February 3, 2009) was a Chinese Buddhist monk, a religious scholar, and one of the mainstream teachers of Chan Buddhism. He was a 57th generational dharma heir of Linji Yixuan in the Linji school (Japanese: Rinzai) and a third-generation dharma heir of Hsu Yun. In the Caodong (Japanese: Sōtō) lineage, Sheng Yen was a 52nd-generation Dharma heir of Dongshan Liangjie (807-869), and a direct Dharma heir of Dongchu (1908–1977).
Sheng Yen was the founder of the Dharma Drum Mountain, a Buddhist organization based in Taiwan. During his time in Taiwan, Sheng Yen was well known as a progressive Buddhist teacher who sought to teach Buddhism in a modern and Western-influenced world. In Taiwan, he was one of four prominent modern Buddhist masters, along with Hsing Yun, Cheng Yen and Wei Chueh, popularly referred to as the "Four Heavenly Kings" of Taiwanese Buddhism. 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.
- Yu, Jimmy (2010). A Tentative Exploration into the Development of Master Sheng Yen's Chan Teachings, Chung-Hwa Buddhist Journal 23, 3-38
- Dharma Drum Retreat Center in Pinebush, New York
- The Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies
- Dharma Drum Mountain in Taiwan
- The Western Chan Fellowship (UK)
- Sheng Yen education foundation
Historical people list
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