Rev. Dr. Heng Sure, a native of Toledo, Ohio, was ordained a bhikshu in the Mahayana tradition of Chinese Buddhism in 1976. For the next 33 months, in silence, he pursued a 600-mile pilgrimage dedicated to world peace, with a full ‘bow’ or prostration, after every third step. Rev. Heng Sure is the pastor of the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery (which his fluent Mandarin Chinese makes possible), president of the Board of Trustees of the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association, and on the core faculty of the Institute for World Religions. As a long-time interfaith advocate, Bhikshu Heng Sure has been a long-time trustee for of the Interfaith Center at the Presidio and United Religions Initiative and a frequent presenter at Parliament of the World’s Religions gatherings.