Living the Practice Instructors
Bhikshu Jin He
Jin He ordained as a fully ordained Buddhist monk in 2013. He began living in the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in 2009 and became a novice monk in 2011. Originally from Malaysia, Jin He went for college in Australia and got a degree in Economics and Finance. He later worked as a strategic business consultant before deciding to become a monk.
Bhikshu Jin Chuan
Jin Chuan began the monastic training in 2010 and received full ordination as a Buddhist monk in 2013. From 2005-2010, he served as the volunteer coordinator where he helped orient new volunteers to life in the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas. In his role as a DRBU chaplain, he does his best to support students in their spiritual aspirations. He received an B.S. in Physics and an M.A. in Religious Studies from Stanford and recently graduated with an M.A. in Buddhist Classics from DRBU.
Doug Powers holds an MA in Philosophy and Religion from the Graduate Theological Union and an MAT in Political Science from the University of Redlands. As an early Western disciple of Master Hua, he has served in many capacities in DRBA over the years, including administering a refugee program at CTTB, serving as principal of Instilling Goodness & Developing Virtue School Boys school and for the last five years, as the provost of DRBU. Versed in both Western philosophy and Buddhist thought, Doug is constantly pushing the edge of how Buddhism can be brought into contact with the “modern mind.”