|Venerable Hsin Bau Shih, Abbot of Fo Guang Shan / Chairman|
Venerable Hsin Bau Shih (aka Ven. Hui Chi, Chi Rung Wang) was born in 1964 in Taiwan. The Venerable started graduate studies in Chinese Buddhism in Fo Guang Shan from 1986, and in 1988, tonsured under Venerable Master Hsing Yun in Hsi Lai Temple.
Since 1990, the Venerable has been assigned to Vancouver in Canada, Deer Park in New York, and Hsi Lai Temple in Los Angeles, America. Besides being the Abbot of Hsi Lai Temple and Trustee at the University of the West, the Venerable is also the Vice Secretary General of Buddha’s Light International Association World Headquarters, overseeing the chapters in western parts of North America.
In 2012 Ven. Hsin Bau elected to be Chairperson of Fo Guang Shan Board of Directors, as well as the ninth-term Head Abbot of Fo Guang Shan Monastic.