Abbot Venerable Dhammapida (Fa Yao) was born in Taiwan and grew up in Malaysia. In 1987, he received his full-ordination as a Bhikkhu monk in Sri Lanka under Ven. Prof. Dhammajoti. He received his degree in Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pali University and his master degree in Buddhist Philosophy at Kelaniya University in Sri Lanka respectively.
In 2005, he successfully hold a Ph.D.degree at the department of Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Bristol, U.K. His special preferences are in Abhidhamma and meditation practices, and often stress the importance of the meditation in society. He speaks Chinese, Cantonese, Hakka, English, etc., and reads many languages for his persuasion of academic like Sanskrit, Pali, Japanese, French, German, etc.
Ven. Hu-bao took his Samanera and Bhikkhu ordinations in Cambodia in 2005 and 2010, respectively. He has studied Chinese Buddhism at Yuan-quang Buddhist College for six years. His personal interests in Buddhism including Tiantai school & meditation.
Abbot Ven. De En was ordained in 1992. She received the Upasampada Precepts a year later. In 1995, she graduated from Dharma Drum Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies in Taiwan. She spend two years from 1995-1997 of retreat and self-cultivation on Yang Ming Mountain. She arrived in the US since 1998, become a resident of Chuang Yen Monastery, serving as receptionist, temple administrator, and assistant to the Abbot. From 2001, she took residency at the Temple of Enlightenment, serving as assistant to the Abbot. During this period of time, partook in various inter-religious events. She started to renew her practice in meditation from 2005. In 2007, she assumes the abbotship, attended meditation retreats in various countries, e.g., Malaysia and Mainland China (Shandong, Xiaxi, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, and Hainan).
1964-1974 Ven. Lok To (樂渡法師)
1974-1977 Ven. Jen Chun (仁俊法師)
1977-1978 Ven. Sheng Yen (聖嚴法師)
1978-1981 Ven. Fa Tung (法通法師)
1982-1983 Ven. Yuan Yi (圓一法師)
1984-1990 Ven. Xian Ming (顯明法師)
1990-1992 Ven. Min Kuang (明光法師)
1992-1994 Ven. Ji Ru (繼如法師)
1994-1999 Ven. Min Kuang (明光法師)
1999-2001 Ven. Shou Yu (首愚法師)
2001-2002 Ven. Min Kuang (明光法師)
2002-2004 Ven. Ji Ru (繼如法師)
2004-2007 Ven. Jing Tong (淨通法師)
2008-2011 Ven. De En (德恩法師)
2012- Ven. Dhammadipa (法曜法師)
1984-1987 Ven. Bao Sheng (寶生法師)
1987-1988 Ven. Shen Hua (深華法師)
1999-2001 Ven. De En (德恩法師)
2003-2007 Ven. De En (德恩法師)
2013 – Ven. Hu Bao (護寶法師)