Venerable Shi Ming Yi (Chinese: 释明义; birth name Goh Kah Heng; born 1962) is a Singaporean Buddhist monk and the abbot of Foo Hai Ch'an Monastery.
Shi Ming Yi received his Masters in Healthcare Management from the University of Wales.
It was reported that the venerable claimed to hold a PhD in Philosophy that was awarded by "Mannin University" in Ireland, a university whose existence could not be verified. Ming Yi's spokesman commented that the research degree was undertaken through distance learning and that the monk never visited the university.
In September 1994, Foo Hai Ch'an Monastery, under the leadership of Ming Yi, established the 175-bed Ren Ci Hospital and Medicare Centre for chronically ill patients among the poor and needy.
In 1996, the Singapore government awarded the Public Service Medal to Ming Yi in recognition of his contributions to the country.
Shi Ming Yi took over the abbotship of the Kun Chung Temple in Hong Kong, the Kwan