Guo Gu

Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu) is the founder of the Tallahassee Chan Center, the founder of the socially
engaged intra-denominational Buddhist organization, Dharma Relief, and a professor of Buddhism and
East Asian religions at Florida State University. He studied under the late Master Sheng Yen for over 30
years, nine of which as his attendant monk and most senior and closest disciple. He is the author of The
Essence of Chan (2012), Passing Through the Gateless Barrier (2016), and Silent Illumination (2021).

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