Awards

Outstanding Women in Buddhism 2002

Bhiksuni Cheng Yen

Taiwan

Bhiksuni Cheng Yen was born in a small town in central Taiwan in 1937. When she was 23 years old, she left home to become a Buddhist nun. She ordained herself. The Master has always led a simple ...

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Bhiksuni Kuang Saeng

Thailand

Bhiksuni Kuang Seng, also known as Great Master or Ajahn Yai traveled the world visiting great Buddhist Masters. She has deep right understanding of all three lineages of Buddhism and other religions, ...

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Maechee Khunying Kanitha Wichiencharoen

Thailand

Maechee Khunying Kanitha Wichiencharoen opened the first shelter for women and children in distress in southeast Asia. In twenty years, she served over 40,000 women and children. As an international ...

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Bhiksuni Thubten Chodron

USA

Venerable Bhiksuni Thubten Chodron is a peace-maker. She walks between cultures and encourages inter-cultural dialogue. She is active in Jewish-Buddhist dialogue. As a co-organizer of, “Life as a ...

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Bhiksuni Voramai Kabilsingh

Thailand

Bhiksuni Voramai Kabilsingh (ordained as Bhiksuni Ta Tao Fa Tzu) was born in 1908. She started her education in a Catholic school and was the first woman to graduate with a degree in physical ...

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Ajahn Helen Jandamit

United Kingdom

Thailand

Born in the United Kingdom , Ajahn Helen Jandamit moved to Thailand in 1974. Since her arrival, she has helped to bring compassion to Thai Theravada Buddhism. Ajahn Helen received three ordinations ...

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Dr. Khun Mae Siri Krinchai

Thailand

For decades she traveled throughout her homeland of Thailand as well as, in the USA, teaching vipassana meditation. Her students number in the thousands and include those from abroad. She has been ...

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International Relations Department, Fo Guang Shan Temple

Taiwan

With a heart of compassionate service to humanity and the great vision to purview the world, the International Relations Department of Fo Guang Shan Temple united the international Buddhist community ...

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