Our tEAM

BW Monastery Sangha

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Venerable Jing Yuan
ABBOT

Experiences

  • Born in year 1962
  • High School Graduate
  • Studied in Taiwan Buddhist Institute in 1989
  • Ordained by Senior Venerable Guang Hua
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Venerable Ben Si
Deputy Abbot

Experiences

  • Born in year 1966
  • University of York (UK) Masters in Software Engineering
  • Former Software Engineer, Lecturer in Temasek Polytechnic
  • 2006 became Class Monitor of Buddhist Study Group
  • and subsequently ordained
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Venerable zu dao

Experiences

  • Born in year 1984
  • Sophia College Diploma in Holistic Counselling
  • Customer Service Manager of General Insurance Agency
  • Pursued Buddhist Studies in BW Monastery since 2003, prior Class Monitor of Buddhist Study Group and subsequently ordained
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Venerable zu Guang

Experiences

  • Born in year 1978
  • ProCom College Diploma in Computer Graphic Design
  • Senior Graphic Designer of Advertising Agency
  • Pursued Buddhist Studies in BW Monastery since 2004, prior Class Monitor of Buddhist Study Group and subsequently ordained
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Venerable zu Sheng

Experiences

  • Born in year 1984
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Former Clinical Pharmacist
  • Pursued Buddhist Studies in BW Monastery since 2009, prior Class Monitor of Buddhist Study Group and subsequently ordained
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Venerable zu Hong

Experiences

  • Born in year 1981
  • Bachelor in Food Science
  • Former Marketing Manager of Organic Food Company
  • Pursued Buddhist Studies in BW Monastery since 2004, prior Class Monitor of Buddhist Study Group and subsequently ordained

Management Team

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Dr Oh Kheng Ho
Managing Committee - CEO

Experiences

  • Born in year 1960
  • Graduated from National University of Singapore – Doctorate in Physics
  • Involved in information and knowledge management research work
  • Pursued Buddhist Studies in BW Monastery since 2014
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Simon Quek
Managing Committee - CEO 

Experiences

  • Born in year 1966
  • Graduated from Nanyang Technological University – Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering; Masters in Business Administration
  • Currently Deputy CEO and Acting GM of Local Company
  • Pursued Buddhist Studies in BW Monastery since 2011
  • Head of Society Care Unit in 2015
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Lim Peng Ching
Managing Committee - CEO

Experiences

  • Born in year 1972
  • Graduated in Nanyang Technological University – Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Purchaser, Contract and Administration area of work
  • Pursued Buddhist Studies in BW Monastery since 2011
  • North Region District Chief since 2016
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Jereme Wong
Managing Committee
Committee Member

Experiences

  • Born in year 1976
  • Graduated in National University of Singapore – Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering
  • Director of Online Marketing Firm
  • Pursued Buddhist Studies in BW Monastery since 2011
  • Head of Media since 2015
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Kwang Ming Chian
Secretary-General

Experiences

  • Born in year 1960
  • Graduated in National University of Singapore – Bachelor’s Degree in Physics
  • In-Charge of Engineering Projects
  • Pursued Buddhist Studies in BW Monastery since 2014
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Peh May Lan
Deputy Secretary-General

Experiences

  • Born in year 1972
  • Graduated from Temasek Polytechnic – Diploma in Business Administration
  • Pursued Buddhist Studies in BW Monastery since 1990, took refuge and five Precepts under Senior Venerable Yan-Pei in 1993
  • Started Lamrim studies from 1999
  • Presently full-time staff of BW Monastery, in charge of coordination work between Management Committee and all other BW Monastery departments, as well as main contact point for overseas administration matters

Lecturer Group

Tan Tong Eng
Honorary President

Experiences

  • Born in year 1960
  • Graduated from National University of Singapore – Bachelor’s Degree in Physics
  • Multi-Award Winner of “Millionaire Club” and “Excellence in Leadership” in Insurance Company
  • Involved in writing up the “Seven-Year Main Plan” when S’pore Civil Defence was newly set up
  • Pursued Buddhist Studies in BW Monasterysince 2001
  • Former Head of Department for Kindness Propagation, Head of Dharma Propagation and Class Monitor in BW Monastery
  • Chief Executive Officer of BW Monastery from 2007-2016
  • Present Lecturer of BW Monastery, Managing Committee Consultant, Head of Lecturer Group, Head of Sangha/Bliss and Wisdom Edupark School Care Group
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Ng Ee Teck
Honorary President

Experiences

  • Born in year 1953
  • High School Graduate, vast experience in learning from Senior Venerables (e.g. Senior Venerable Yan Pei)
  • Undertook Samanera precept in 1983
  • Studied Lamrim since 1988
  • Pursued Buddhist Studies in BW Monasterysince 1994; Started Study Groups in Lamrim classes, Head of Dharma Propagation, Class Monitor
  • Present Lecturer of BW Monastery
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Boon Chuan Bok
Honorary President

Experiences

  • Born in year 1953
  • Graduated in Nanyang University – Faculty of Commerce (Accountancy)
  • Former Group Finance Manager of Listed Company, Finance Director
  • Pursued Buddhist Studies in BW Monastery since 1997
  • CEO of BW Monastery 2003-2007, Class Monitor, Finance Manager
  • Conducted more than 1,000 lessons, in total 10,000 headcount in attendees
  • Participated in Buddhist Enrichment Seminars more than  300 days
  • Present Lecturer of BW Monastery
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Lin Hui Ling
LECTURER

Experiences

  • Born in year 1956
  • High School Graduate
  • Pursued Buddhist Studies in BW Monastery since 1997
  • Currently in charge of spiritual-enhancement for laity, running of Buddhism discussion classes, and grooming of Lamrim-class Monitors and Monastery cadres
  • District Head of Clementi since 2013
  • Present Lecturer of BW Monastery
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Low Gek Khim
LECTURER

Experiences

  • Born in year 1958
  • Graduated in Nanyang University – Faculty of Science
  • Former System Analyst of a Software House
  • Pursued Buddhist Studies in BW Monastery since 1997
  • Present Lecturer of BW Monastery
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Soen wong
LECTURER

Experiences

  • Born in year 1953
  • She is one of the pioneers who introduced the Lamrim in Malaysia
  • Play a key role in the many Dharma events in BW Monastery
  • Pursued Buddhist Studies in BW Monastery since 2000
  • Since 2002 till now, she has facilitated more than 1000  Buddhist Dharma classes
  • Present Lecturer of BW Monastery
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Daren Ong Yeok Chye
LECTURER

Experiences

  • Born in Singapore in 1962
  • Graduated from Singapore Polytechnic in 1982
  • Director of an Insurance Agency, financial advisory firm, vegetarian restaurant, vegan bakery, wholesale and retailer of health and wellness products. Leading 100 employees by the core values of mutual trust, cooperation and gratitude. 
  • Committee member of Deyi Secondary school’s advisory committee.
  • Embarked on Buddhist Studies in 2003, particularly focusing on the learning and practicing of the teachings on "Being considerate of others", "Observing the merits of others and appreciating their kindness", "karma" and "impermanence".
  • Hosting/facilitating over 400 seminars / discussion sessions since 2008, with more than 8,000 participants.
  • Was the Division head of BW Monastery’s Education and Culture Division
  • Volunteer Lecturer of BW Monastery
  • Favourite quote: "If there is a remedy, why aren't we rejoicing? If there is no remedy, what is the use of worrying?"
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Koh Lee Yong
LECTURER

Experiences

  • Born in year 1960
  • Diploma in Electronic Enginneering
  • Studied Mahayana, Tibetan, Hinayana Buddhism since 1986
  • Pursued Buddhist Studies in BW Monastery since 2001
  • Since 2002, attended more than 30 Buddhism retreat camps
  • 2003 to 2015, conducted Healthy life , Eco- Enviroment forum/ talk/ activities and speakers’ training.   
  • Since 2004 till now,  facilitate more than 1000  Buddhist Dharma classes
  • Currently engaged as Lecturer of  BW Monastery
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Jennifer Goh Yi Mei
LECTURER

Experiences

  • Born in year 1969
  • Graduated Bachelor in Business Administration, Bachelor in Psychology, Master in Social Science Counselling, Certified Master Hypnotherapist
  • Pursued Buddhist Foundation Studies under the guidance of Venerable S Dhammika at age 19
  • Pursued Buddhist Studies in BW Monastery since 2006
  • Co-founder of a charity for youth development
  • Previously worked as Head of Home for Disabled and Home for Children
  • Present Lecturer and Vice President of BWM Public Relations and Communications Division in BW Monastery
  • Conducted and organised more than 100 seminars, Life-skill and enrichment training 
  • Conducted more than 700 dharma lessons since 2009
  • Author of a Bilingual Motivational Book "Why Not"
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Glenda Tan
LECTURER

Experiences

  • Born in year 1966
  • Graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic -Diploma in Business, 
  • Diploma in Life Insurance, Diploma in General Insurance
  • Director of an Insurance Agency for more than 18 years — Serving more than 2000 clientele.
  • Pursued Buddhist studies since 2000, in BW Monastery since 2001
  • Facilitated Buddhist classes since 2005
  • Conducted lessons more than 500 times, More than 7000 headcount in attendees
  • Participated in Buddhist Enrichment Seminars more than 1200 hours .
  • More than 15 Years of experience in learning the teaching of Confucius and serving in the Education Division of BW Monastery
  • Lecturer of BW Monastery
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Hazel Tan
LECTURER

Experiences

  • Born in year 1969
  • Graduated from RMIT with Bachelor of Business in Business Administration (BBBA)
  • Worked for several MNCs in sales and channel management for 22 years, in both financial and IT industries
  • Pursued Buddhist studies in BW Monastery since 2008; facilitated Buddhist classes since 2011
  • Current - Trainer/Coach
  • Board Member of Blossom Seeds Limited
  • Lecturer of BW Monastery

 

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Lim Tiong Boon
LECTURER

Experiences

  • Born in year 1973
  • Graduated from University of Western Australia – Master in Business Administration (MBA)
  • 15 years in global MNCs as regional sales and channel management in the IT Industry
  • Principal Coach, Director and Co-Founder of training company
  • Previous Buzan Licence Instructor (BLI), ACTA and Blended Coach (BLC) certified
  • Pursued Buddhist studies in BW Monastery for more than 1000 hours since 2008
  • Facilitated thousands of hours of Buddhist classes since 2011
  • Speaker for hundreds of seminars and workshops both at work and in dharma activities to tens of thousands of participants
  • Lecturer and Board of Director of BW Monastery
  • President of LCS Toastmasters Club 2017/2018
  • Linkedin profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tblimql