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Biography of Venerable Sik Kwang Sheng

Venerable Sik Kwang Sheng is the president of the Singapore Buddhist Federation, the abbot of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, the founder of the Buddhist College of Singapore and a Spiritual Patron of Buddhist Fellowship.

Ven Kwang Sheng has been the president of the Singapore Buddhist Federation since 2006, and is the sixth abbot of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery since 2004. He helmed KMSPKS since 1995 as its chief administrator, and founded the BuddhistCollege of Singapore in 2005. Past appointments include the president of the Inter-Religious Organisation in Singapore, the chairman of the Maha Bodhi School Management Committee, Manjusri Secondary School Management Committee and the Mee Toh SchoolManagement Committee. Some other entities that he sits on with honorary appointments include Singapore Buddhist Free Clinic, Bright Hill Evergreen Home which is named after Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery.

He was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in educational administration on 1 May 2011 by Mahachulalongkornlajavidyalaya University of Thailand in recognition of his outstanding contributions towards Buddhism.

Venerable Kwang Sheng is also an avid Buddhist musician and has co-produced several bestselling albums such as Reverence, Buddha Smiles, Collection of Buddhist Songs and Om Mani Padme Hum.

In 2014, Kwang Sheng became the first non-Muslim religious leader in Singapore to make a donation to the Aid to Syrian Refugees in Turkey (Asrit) initiative.


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