Guo Gu

Sep 5, 2022

On Dharma Relief and the Essence of Chan

A Discussion with Guo Gu

New Books Network 2022

Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu) is the founder of the Tallahassee Chan Center ( and is also the guiding teacher for the Western Dharma Teachers Training course at the Chan Meditation Center in New York and the Dharma Drum Lineage. He is one of the late Master Sheng Yen’s (1930–2009) senior and closest disciples, and assisted him in leading intensive retreats throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Guo Gu has edited and translated a number of Master Sheng Yen’s books from Chinese to English. He is also a professor of Buddhism and East Asian religions at Florida State University, Tallahassee.

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