On April 16, 2019 (March 12, Lunar New Year), at 1:35 am, the Honorary President of the American Buddhist Association, the founding president of the American Chinese Buddhist Association, the Fawang Temple, Songlin Temple, and the Cihang Jingshe, Venerable Miao Feng went to Nirvana in Cihang Jingshe, Flushing of New York City, at age of 93 .
President of The International Hua-Yan Buddhist Federation,Mr. Nanren Shi, lived in Fawang Temple of New York, between year 1989 to 1991, where he learned many things from the Venerable Abblot Miao Feng including Buddhist Dharma and calligraphy.
Venerable Miao Feng was born in Zhanjiang, Guangdong of China. He was ordained at the age of 11. He learned from great masters of Chinese Mahayana Buddhism in last century, like the well-know Buddhist monk Venerable Yun Yun and Venerable Hai Ren, Venerable Ci Hang, Venerable Yin Shun and other Buddhist saints. After going to New York, he served as the abbot of the Chinese Buddhist Association in New York. He is good at prose writing, and his literary works are published in various Buddhist publications.
Venerable Miao Feng was the 1st Chinese Mahayana monk who first came to the continent of America. He had been ordained for 82 years, and had been in vows of Buddhist Bhikku for 79 years. RIP ( Rest in Pureland) !!!