Namo the Original Master Sakyamuni Buddha
Thầy was born on Lunar January 5th, the Year of the Monkey, that is, on February 2nd, 1968 in Nha Trang City, Khánh Hòa Province, Vietnam.
His family has elder and younger brothers and one youngest sister. He is the fourth son in his family.
In 2007, his youngest sister left home for monastic life and has become a Buddhist Nun, aka Hạnh Quang, curently living and practicing the Dharma at Phước Long Nunnery, in District 9, HCM., City, Vietnam.
Ven. Thầy Sỹ’s loved Dad, Nun Hạnh Quang, and her Master Trí Thuận
In 1985, thầy left home for monastic life at Linh Nghĩa Temple, in Diên Khánh District, Khánh Hòa Province, Vietnam.
He is an official disciple of the Most Late Venerable Thero Thích Như Tịnh, the Head Monk, who founded the Linh Nghia Temple.
In 1988, he became a novice monk at Linh Nghĩa Buddhist Temple.
In 1989, he cultivated and studied the Dharma at Bửu Lâm Buddhist Temple, Pháp Hoa Buddhist Temple in Long Thành District, Đồng Nai Province, and Tùng Lâm Maha Vihara in Bà Rịa Vũng Tàu Province.
In 1990-1994, he cultivated and studied the Dharma at Linh Sơn Buddhist Temple, Vĩnh Ngọc Commune, Nha Trang City, Khánh Hòa.
In 1993, he was officially ordained and received full precepts as a Bhikkhu on the Trí Thủ I Pulpit at Long Sơn Buddhist Temple in Nha Trang City, Khánh Hòa Province, Việt Nam.
In 1990 –1994, he graduated from Intermediate Buddhist Studies diploma in Nha Trang City, Khánh Hòa Province, Course I, the Second Class.
In 1995 –1997, he cultivated and studied the Dharma at Thiên Phú Buddhist Temple in Nha Trang City, Khánh Hòa Province.
In 1997-2001, he graduated from Vietnam Buddhist University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Buddhist Studies in HCM., City – Course IV, the Third Class.
In 1997-2022, he cultivated and studied the Dharma at Quảng Đức Monastery, 294 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa Street, District 3, HCM., City, Vietnam.
In 2002-2004, he graduated from Delhi University, India – the First Class with the Master of Arts’ Degree in Buddhist Studies.
In 2004-2005, he graduated from Delhi University, India, the First Class with a Master of Philosophy Degree in Buddhist Studies.
In 2006 –2009, he graduated from Delhi University, India, in an excellent position with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Buddhist Studies.
Also in this 2009, Venerable Trừng Sỹ’s Father, whose Dharma name is Trừng Diệu, was very fortunate to attend the graduation ceremony.
In 2010-2012, Venerable Thầy Sỹ lived and spread the Dharma at Cổ Lâm Buddhist Temple, in Seattle City, Washington State, where he was cordially invited by Professors and students of Seattle University to present the topics “How to become good people in family”
and “Meditation Practice” in 2011.
Also in this City, he was warmly invited by Seattle Northwest Dharma Teachers to deliver lectures on the topic “Teacher-Student Relationship in Buddhist Education” in 2011.
In 2012 – 2014, he worked as the Dharma teacher at Linh Sơn Buddhist Temple in Austin, Leander, Texas.
He studied psychology at Austin Community College, Texas.
In 2018, he was invited by the hospital director in New Braunfels, Texas to share the Dharma talk with the topic “Good Practice in daily life.”
In 2019, he happily accepted the invitation from the Church in New Braunfels City, Texas to share the Dharma talk with the topic “The Noble Path with Eight Methods of Practice.”
In the same year, he passed the citizenship test and officially became a US., citizen.
At present, he has been the Abbot of Phap Nhan Buddhist Temple at 136 the Ranch Road, Del Valle, TX 78617, taught and preached the Buddhadharma in the United States and other countries.
35 Years of Dharma studies, Practice, and Propagation
Thirty-five years long
Thầy traveling everywhere
Studies and spreads the Dharma
to teach understanding and love.
Experiencing many ups and downs
Nourishing the mind of enlightenment
Flowering and fruiting
Beautifying months and years.
Vowing to help all people
Working in the happy mind
With compassion and wisdom
For life of absorbing freshness.
Following the Lord Buddha
Comprehending the way to escape suffering
Applying the Noble Eightfold Path
Making benefits for living beings.
Following the Patriarch
Comprehending the Religion of the Truth
Practicing the Precepts, meditation, Wisdom
Saving beings with loving-kindness.
Buddha Jewels are very marvelous
The Sangha follows those
The Dharma is the remedy
Helping people end suffering.