Venerable Dr. Chuan Sheng

Vice-Rector (Academic Affairs and Advisor) / Associate Professor, Full-time

Venerable Chuan Sheng obtained his BA (Honours) in History from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and PhD in History and East Asian Languages from Harvard University. Specializing in Asian history and East Asian international relations, he was an academic staff of NUS for 26 years, before receiving his higher ordination in Taiwan in 2013.

Currently training under his ordination master, Venerable Kwang Sheng, at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, his interests in Buddhist Studies include Pure Land Buddhism and mindfulness meditation. He is Associate Professor Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs. In June 2018, he was redesignated as Vice Rector (Academic Affairs and Advisor).


Venerable Chuan Xiong

Vice-Rector (Academic Affairs and Dean) / Senior Lecturer / Chief Editor (Awaken Magazine), Full-time

Venerable Chuan Xiong was born in Henan Province, China and received his ordination at White Horse Monastery of Luoyang in 1993. He studied at Buddhist College of Minnan (Xiamen) and Buddhist Academy of China (Beijing) from 1997 to 2003. He received his MA and M.Phil degree (Buddhist studies) awarded by Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhism Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, in 2006 and 2009 respectively.

He joined the Buddhist College of Singapore (BCS) in June 2009 and was appointed as the Dean of Academic Affairs in 2012. He is also the Chief Editor of Awaken Magazine (Mandarin version). He was appointed as Vice-Rector (Academic Affairs) in June 2018.


Venerable Chuan Hou

Vice-Rector for Monastic Training and Administration, Full-time

Venerable Chuan Hou was born in Fujian Province, China, and has been influenced by Buddhism since young. After his ordination, he attended the Buddhist College of Min Dong in Fujian, followed by the Buddhist Academy of China in Beijing. Thereafter, he studied at the Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies at University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, from 2005 to 2007.

In 2007, at the invitation of the Buddhist College of Singapore, he was appointed to assist in academic-related matters. He is currently the Vice-Rector of BCS, overseeing Monastic Training, Administration Offices and Nuns’ Campus.