Song Guoling was born in Shaanxi, China, often called the home of the Yellow River Civilisation. Following a family tradition, Guoling studied the I Ching from a very early age and uses it on a daily basis as a source of wisdom and inspiration. In 2006, he converted to Buddhism at Longquan Temple in Beijing. After studying computer science at Peking University and running a successful software company for five years, he has now dedicated himself to the study and practice of traditional Chinese culture. In 2013, he became the vice president of Zhou Yi Society in China. He gave a public lecture about the I Ching during his first visit to Cambridge in 2013, and was appointed as a life-long advisor of the Cambridge Oriental Cultural Association. In 2013, he founded the Cambridge University I Ching Research Consortium, now renamed the Cambridge University I Ching and Zen Research Consortium, and became its president.
Born in 1968, Master Rongxu took his bachelor’s degree in Air Traffic Control at the Civil Aviation Flight University of China in 1987-1991, and worked in the China Southern Airlines (Dalian Branch) Flight Team in 1992. Out of an interest in exploring the secrets of life, Rong Xu was tonsured and became a monk in 2000. Since then he has visited many important monasteries and mountains and sought many teachers and masters to develop his understanding of the ‘Tao’. He spends several months each year in Zen Seven Retreat (禪七) and still practices Zen. As he practices, he engages in the quest to become completely assimilated within nature and to perceive the truth of life. In 2011, he attended Kelaniya University in Sri Lanka for PhD research. In his unique Zen style, Rongxu tries to express the deep meaning of Zen philosophy using modern language and simple words.
1968年11月出生。 1987年-1991年 就讀於中國民用航空飛行學院空中交通管制專業。1992年就職於中國南方航空公司（大連分公司）飛行大隊。在學習和工作過程中，因為對生命奧秘的探索產生興趣，於2000年在浙江三門多寶講寺剃度出家。出家後遍走名山大川，尋師訪道，每年堅持數月禪七閉關至今。在修行實證過程中，將自己融入到大自然中，用身心實踐去體悟生命的真諦。2011年在斯裏蘭卡克拉尼亞大學佛教巴利語系學習與交流，並成為斯裏蘭卡克拉尼亞大學宗教哲學研究機構博士研究員。融虛禪師禪風獨特，擅長用現代科學語言和英文來表達佛教哲學中的深奧理論，深入淺出。
Zongyin Yang is a PhD student within the Cambridge Graphene Centre at the University of Cambridge. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Zhejiang University (ZJU) in 2009 and his Master’s degree in Optical Engineering in 2012 from the same institution. After graduation, he worked as a research fellow in the Department of Optical Engineering at ZJU. In 2014, he was awarded a Cambridge International Scholarship to start his PhD at Cambridge in Electrical Engineering. While studying at Cambridge, his interest in Chinese culture has deepened, and he has helped to organise many talks about Chinese culture. As well as president of the I Ching and Zen Research Consortium, he also serves as president of the Chinese Culture Practice Society of Cambridge, which has now merged with the Chinese Oriental Culture Association (COCA).
After graduating from Sichuan University of Science and Technology in Chengdu with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2002, Catherine Huang obtained her MPhil in Materials Modelling from the University of Cambridge (2004). She worked for General Electric in Atlanta, New York State and Beijing, and is now employed by Airbus in Hamburg, Germany. Catherine has been a Buddhist for 18 years and is interested in exploring the deeper side of life. When she combines I Ching and Zen together she often finds some “lovely surprises”, and this is her main reason for participating in the I Ching and Zen Research Consortium.
Du Ruoyang received a Bachelor’s degree in electronic information engineering from the Chu Kochen Honors College of Zhejiang University in 2010, and was awarded an MPhil degree in Electrical Engineering by the University of Cambridge in 2012. His PhD thesis in electrical engineering at the University of Cambridge was approved in 2015, and the PhD degree will be officially conferred on him in 2016. Ruoyang founded the Cambridge Oriental Culture Association (COCA) at Cambridge in 2011, and has since then organized and participated a number of conferences and seminars about Chinese culture. He is interested in discovering correlations between different cultures, and exploring the scientific understanding of the I Ching.