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. Yinxu entered the Buddhist Monastic Order at White Horse Temple, Luoyang, Henan, China in 1994. He got his full ordination at Wuzu (Fifth Patriach) Temple, Huangmei, Hubei, China in 1995. Ven. Yinxu had studied meditation at Nanputuo Temple at Xiamen, Fujian, China before attended Jiechuang Buddhist Educational Institution. Since then, he had been the Prior of Dinghui Temple, Suzhou. He was in charge of constructing Sanfeng Temple at Sanshandao, Suzhou in 2004.
Ven. Ji Chun (Sudharma), Malaysian, was Ordained as a Buddhist nun under Ven. Chuk Mor (竺摩法師) at The Buddhist Triple Wisdom Hall (三慧講堂) in Penang, Malaysia on March 1st, 1991. She received her full ordination on November 8th, 1991 in Taiwan. She had completed her Buddhist Studies from 1991 to 1996 at the Malaysian Buddhist Institute, and went to Sri Lanka for her further studies from 1997 to 2002. She became a resident nun at Chuang Yen Monastery since 2004.
1984-1992 Ven. Xian Ming (顯明法師)
1992-1999 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- Ven. Dhammadipa (法曜法師)
1999-2000 Ven. Jian Zhe (見哲法師)
2000-2004 Ven. Jing Tong (淨通法師)
2004 Ven. Ru Heng (如亨法師)
2005 Ven. Xing Chang (性昌法師)
2005-2007 Ven. Xing Kong (性空法師)
2007 Ven. Jian Zhe (見哲法師)
2007-1/18/2013 Ven. Sudharma (繼淳法師)
2013 – Ven. Yin Xu (印旭法師)
Some of the other officials of CYM include: the Assistant Prior (副當家), the Guest Reception Official (知客), the Living Quarters Official(照客), the Great Buddha Hall Official (大佛殿香燈), the Kuan Yin Hall Official (觀音殿香燈), and the Dining Hall Official (典座), etc.
When meeting an ordained monk or nun in the monastery, the customary way of greeting them is to join the palms together. Shaking hands or hugging are not appropriate.