Institute of Chinese Buddhism

Venerable Sik Kwang Sheng

Venerable Kwang Sheng was President of the Singapore Buddhist Federation (SBF) between July 2006 to June 2014. He is the current Vice-Chair of SBF and also Chairman of the Bright Hill Evergreen Home.

Venerable Sik Kwang Sheng is the sixth and abbot of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See (KMSPKS) Temple. He was ordained in 1980 under the widely respected then-abbot of KMSPKS, Venerable Hong Choon. Following his ordination, he studied and practised in a variety of countries, including Taiwan, Myanmar, Thailand, Japan and Korea. He spent three years in Songgwangsa, South Korea, practising Zen meditation.

It is worthy to mention that the Buddhist College of Singapore (BCS) located within the premises of KMSPKS is largely the vision of Venerable Kwang Sheng. Since its inception, Venerable Kwang Sheng has worked tirelessly as its Rector. Besides meticulously overseeing both internal and external affairs, he also shows great care and concern for its students.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to Buddhism, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Educational Administration on 1 May 2011 by one of BCS’ affiliated universities – Thailand’s Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University.

An alumnus of Victoria School, Venerable Kwang Sheng is multilingual. He speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Korean. He is also an ardent Buddhist music enthusiast and has co-produced several best-selling albums such as “Reverence”, “Inner Resonance I, II and III” and the “Om Mani Padme Hum” album featuring him and the Gyuto monks.

He has appeared in several concerts, including the spectacular Voices of Harmony, Sounds of a Thousand Years as a drummer and vocalist. He also gave a special violin performance at SBF’s Vesak & SG50 Concert in May 2015 and made a special appearance at the Sound of Wisdom: IMEE OOI World Tour Concert 2015 in Singapore in November 2015. Through the beauty of music, Venerable Kwang Sheng to bring hope and joy to all.