Rev. Hugh Gould is the resident monk and teacher. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk in 1988 by Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett. He received Dharma Transmission in 1997 and was named a Master in 2003 by Rev. Master Daizui MacPhillamy, one of Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett’s senior disciples. In June, 2021 Rev. Hugh was appointed as prior of the Eugene Buddhist Priory.