Venerable Dhammo is the Abbot of Khmer Kampuchea Krom Buddhist Temple, Hamilton Ontario, Canada. He was born in 1963, in Bac Lieu province and educated in the Mekong Delta, Southern Vietnam, Kampuchea Krom. He was ordained as Samanera in 1980, and took higher ordination as a Theravada Buddhist monk in 1985 at the age of 21, being trained by the Late Most Venerable Master Sangha Pindito, Danh Phen, at Wat Sereyvongsa Buthle Thmay. Because of Vietnam war and social upheaval, he fled to Cambodia for safety and eventually crossed border to Dangkek Refugee Camp in Thailand. It took five years before he was granted Refugee status as an Immigrant under the protection of Canada in the late 1990. Bhante Dhammo arrived in Toronto, attended school, become active in the Khmer, Khmer Krom and Vietnamese in Community, helping to establish Buddhist Temples in Toronto, London, Windsor, Vancouver and Orlando, Florida.
From November 1999 to the present he has been the Abbot of Khmer Kampuchea Krom Buddhist Temple of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. During this year he has been travelling across Canada and through the USA as the president of the Khmer Krom Buddhist Monks’ Association of North America.
In addition, he has active as a leader of the International Religious Freedom of Khmer Krom Federation, including visits and giving report to the United Nations High Commission of Human Rights and State Department in Washington DC.
Sister Thich Nu Tinh Quang is a Zen teacher devoted to encouraging self-responsibility and awareness through the teaching and practice of Buddha-Dharma, leading to a better understanding of the true nature of reality.
Thich nu Tinh Quang was born in Canada. She acquired a B.A. in Philosophy, a Diploma in Human Services, majoring in Addictions and Mental Health, and did post-graduate training at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto. She has lived in the U.K. and periodically spends time at her monastery (Chua Buu Tich) in Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Vietnam.
Su Co became interested in Zen Buddhism at the age of 6 years. Although experiencing the sacredness of everything as a child, it wasn't until her early 20's that she became serious about developing spiritually, beginning with the study of Advaita Vedanta. Her training has been in Korean and Vietnamese Zen. Su Co was ordained as Bhikkhuni in Vietnam by her Master, Most Venerable Thich Nhat Lien. She teaches at Little Heron Zen Hermitage, in Hamilton, Ontario, at Wat Khmer Krom Buddhist Temple, and by request leads retreats at other locations.
She is former Vice-President of the Board of Directors for Sakyadhita Canada and is now a Member at Large.
Ajahn David Dale Holmes taught English and World Literature and Creative Writing for the University of Maryland, Munich Campus, European Division, from 1966–92, after which he moved to Asia to lecture at Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University, and then later at the World Buddhist University in Bangkok.
From 1986–92, he traveled yearly between Munich, Germany, and Kandy, Sri Lanka, to study Theravada texts under Venerable Nyanaponika and Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, where he became familiar with the body of literature disseminated by the Buddhist Publication Society, and later assisted in editing the BPS Wheel Series www.bps.lk to make it available online for free download.
After living abroad for 50 years, he finally returned to his native land, in Canada, in 2012. He presently spends his summers in Stoney Creek and winters in Thailand.
Wat Khmer Krom is a Buddhist Temple with an active community in the Hamilton / Burlington / Niagara area. While we primarily focus on Southern Ontario, we are also a resource for much of the rest of the province. Languages spoken Here: English; Laotian; Thai; Vietnamese; Khmer