Sheng Yen Death
Sheng passed away on February 3, 2009 at the age of 79 in Taipei, Taiwan.
When did Sheng Yen die?February 3, 2009
How old was Sheng Yen when died?79
Where did Sheng Yen die? What was the location of death?Taipei, Taiwan
Sheng Yen Birthday and Date of Death
Sheng Yen was born on January 22, 1930 and died on February 3, 2009. Sheng was 79 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: January 22, 1930
Date of Death: February 3, 2009
Age at Death: 79
Sheng Yen - Biography
Sheng Yen (聖嚴; Pinyin: Shèngyán, birth name Zhang Baokang, 張保康) (December 4, 1930 – February 3, 2009) was a Chinese Buddhist monk, a religious scholar, and one of the mainstream teachers of Chan Buddhism. He was a 57th generational dharma heir of Linji Yixuan in the Linji school (Japanese: Rinzai) and a third-generation dharma heir of Hsu Yun. In the Caodong (Japanese: Sōtō) lineage, Sheng Yen was a 52nd-generation Dharma heir of Dongshan Liangjie (807-869), and a direct Dharma heir of Dongchu (1908–1977).