Venerable Hung I was introduced to monastic practice in Burma when he was seven years old. In 1969, he traveled to Taiwan to study the Buddhadharma at Fo Kung Shan Buddhist College. Finally, he came to America in 1978 to propagate Buddhism and serve the Buddhist community in the west. Today, he is the vice-president of the Texas Buddhist Association, and the Abbot of Jade Buddha Temple.
Ven. Hung I excels in introducing and teaching Buddhism in both Chinese and English. He often presents to the English discussion group at Jade Buddha Temple, and makes presentations to other associations, and community events. Here is the valuable message from Ven. Hung I:
"Try to listen and understand other people's viewpoints and needs, and avoid being self-centered or closed-minded."