Faculty

Barry Bostain

Bachelor of Arts in Communications, California State University, Los Angeles
Associate of Arts in Spanish, Valley College

Craig S.Coleman, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Educational Policy, Planning Administration specializing in International Education, Education and Development, University of Southern California
M.S.Ed. in International Development, minor in Curriculum, University of Southern California
BA Double Degree in East Asian Studies & Social Cultural Anthropology, University of Southern California

Manakada Kemananda, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Jinayamsadipa, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Bangkok, Thailand
Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Bangkok, Thailand
Master of Arts in Sanskrit, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Bachelor of Arts in Pali, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Khorloo, Tsogt-Erdene

Master of Divinity, Azusa Pacific University
Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language, Tsog University

John R. Phalen, Ph.D.

Sc.D. of Theology, San Francisco Theology Seminary
M.Div., Berkley at the Yale Divinity School
BA in Economics, Union College

Aparekke Punyasiri

President & Abbot, Maithree Vihara Buddhist Meditation Center
Ph.D Candidate in buddhist Ministry, University of the West
MA in Religious Studies, Temple University
BA in Buddhist Philosophy and Pali, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Pitakotte Seelaratana

Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies, Uidok University, Gyeongju, South Korea
M.A. in Buddhist Studies, Wideok University, Gyeongju, South Korea
B.A. in Buddhist Studies, Wideok University, Gyeongju, South Korea

Hye Wol Sunim

Buril International Zen Center, South Korea (Songkwangsa Monastery) 1983-1990
Korean Language, Korean Buddhist Culture, Korean Zen meditation
Polam Monastery, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 1982-1983
Chinese Buddhism, Chan Meditation, Chinese Monastery Activity
Wat Chanai Monastery, Thailand 1980-1982
Thai Buddhism, Thai Language, Meditation, Monastic Activity
Subhadrarama Pirivena Vidyayatanaya, Nugegoda, Srilanka 1977-1980
Sri Bodhiraja Bhikkuhu Training Center, Embilipitiya, Srilanka, 1977-1979
Pali Language, Buddhist Culture, Buddhism, Sinhala Language

Hee Jong You, Ph.D.

Ph.D in Religious Studies (Buddhist Studies), University of the West
MA in Religious Studies (Buddhist Studies), University of the West
MBA (Computer Information Systems), University of the West
BA in Religious Studies (Buddhist Studies), University of the West
BA in Buddhist Studies, Fo Guang Shan Ts’ung Ling University