Dharma Master Heng Sure was ordained as a Buddhist monk at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Talmage, California, in 1976. After receiving full ordination he commenced a "three steps, one bow" pilgrimage from South Pasadena to Ukiah, a distance of more than eight hundred miles, over two years and nine months. Rev. Heng Sure serves as Director of the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery and has recently completed his dissertation in the Doctorial program at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California and has been granted a Doctor of Philosophy in Religion in Buddhist Studies.
The title of this lecture is, "Three Steps, One Bow: Buddhist Pilgrims in America."