Venerable Ding Rong

Venerable Ding Rong was ordained in Sydney, Australia, in 1994.  Owing to his quest for more in-depth understanding of the Dharma, after graduating from his Buddhist College in 1998, he further pursued another 3-year Postgraduate Buddhist Studies in Taiwan Buddhist Research Institute. Venerable Ding Rong also holds a Master’s Degree in Professional Counselling from the Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. He is passionate in promoting Dharma education and teaching of mindfulness. He integrates the teaching of Buddha Dharma and the knowledge of modern psychology in helping and guiding people how to tackle their mind and life matters. Throughout his work, he emphasizes the practical application of Buddha Dharma in one’s daily life.

Since 2002, Venerable Ding Rong has travelled widely over Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and China, to provide Religious Educational trainings as well as to continue his own learning journey. He has conducted numerous Dharma activities such as seminars in Dharma and mindfulness, Dharma courses, Meditation classes, Dharma teachers’ training, and numerous workshops in Dharma, mindfulness, meditation, stress coping, awareness and awakening. Venerable Ding Rong’s past and present responsibilities include: Deputy Abbot of Buddhist Monastery, Dharma Teacher, Buddhist Counsellor, Board of Director for Secondary and Primary schools, Religious Advisor for schools and Buddhist societies and organisations, Advisor for Dharma Sunday Schools, Prison Counsellor, Committee Member, Mentor and Advisor to various Buddhist organisations, as well as training of volunteers etc.

Dr. Ang Beng Choo

Dr Ang Beng Choo holds a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Singapore, MA from the University of Hawaii under the East West Centre Scholarship and Ph.D from the National University of Singapore.
She had been with the education service for more than 30 years, being a school teacher, a school inspector, a curriculum and textbook developer, a teachers’ trainer, a university lecturer and an administrator.  She was awarded the Public Administration and Long Service awards by the Singapore  Government in 1980 and 1997 respectively.  She was also awarded the International Outstanding Buddhist Woman Award in Education and Culture on 25 December 1998.She is actively involved with education and social work.  Among many posts she now holds, the main ones are : solemniser and deputy registrar for marriage, family life ambassador, council member of National Council on Problem Gambling, committee member of Public Education on Problem Gambling.  She is also a Patron of Buddhist Fellowship and Buddhist societies of various tertiary institutions.

She has been frequently invited by local and overseas organizations to give talks on personal development, human relationship, family life and children education.

Dr. Jeffrey Po

Dr. Jeffrey Po is a counselling psychologist and psychotherapist in private practice. He also participates and organises workshops, lectures and training in that direction but tries to connect them to Buddhist spiritual practices.  Besides Singapore he has lectured extensively overseas such as Australia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. He is the author of two books namely The Buddhist Companion and the Buddhist Snippets. Under preparation are two more books entitled The Buddhist Snippets – II and Meditative flow-Psychotherapy.