Myong An Sunim was born to a Chinese family in Malaysia in 1959. He was educated in the United Kingdom, went on to earn an MBA and worked in finance. In 1992, he after hearing a dharma talk by Zen Master Seung Sahn in Hong Kong, he began to practice Zen. He served as one of the Su Bong Zen Monastery’s first directors' group and later become a dharma teacher. After completing four 90-day retreats in Korea he ordained in February of 1997, becoming the last monk to be ordained by Zen Master Seung Sahn. He continued to train in Korea, sitting several additional 90-day retreats. In 2013, he returned to Malaysia and started Zen Space Penang at the Haeng Won Zen Centre in Penang, Malaysia.
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