Awards

Outstanding Women in Buddhism 2003

Bhiksuni Tenzin Kacho

USA

Bhiksuni Tenzin Kacho is an American Buddhist nun who was born and raised in Hawaii . She is of Japanese ancestry. For thirty years she studied Buddhism. She raised one daughter who is now living in ...

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Bhiksuni Dr. Yifa

Taiwan

Bhiksuni Dr. Yifa of Taiwan earned her Ph.D. at Yale University (USA) in Religious Studies. Her research focused on the Buddhist monastic code. She holds a faculty post at Hsi Lai Buddhist University ...

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Bhikkhuni Wekada Bhadra

Sri Lanka

Wekada Bhadra Bhikkhuni was born and educated in Sri Lanka . She married and bore a son. Then she traveled to the USA with her diplomatic spouse. Far away from her motherland, her heartfelt thoughts ...

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Bhikkhuni Siri Sumedha

Sri Lanka

Bhikkhuni Siri Sumedha of Sri Lanka, a Buddhist master of more than three decades, is serenely reserved and a mountain of spiritual strength not only for herself, but also for her community, her ...

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Bhiksuni Ampika Khunvinichkul

Thailand

Bhiksuni Ampika from Nakhonsi Thammarat, Thailand earned both her B.A. and M.A. in Buddhist studies abroad in Taiwan at Shong Lin University (in Kao Shung) and Nan Hwa University (in Jia Yi), ...

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Maechee Juteepa Tapasut

Thailand

Maechee Juteepa Tapasut earned her B.A. in law and holds an M.B.A. (Master's in Business Administration). After graduation she worked for the Thai government in rural development projects. ...

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Maechee Dr. Pairor Thipyathasana

Thailand

Maechee Dr. Pairor Thipayathasana is a scientist, Buddhist nun and educator on the par of the noble and excellent. This brilliant woman earned her B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry and Bio-Chemistry ...

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Sanitsuda Ekachai

Thailand

Clarity of vision and integrity characterize Sanitsuda Ekachai. This cutting-edge journalist addresses complex and demanding issues with the clarity and integrity of an international leader. ...

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Dr. Tomomi Ito

Japan

Dr. Tomomi Ito of Japan is a profoundly talented woman and a brilliant research scholar. She conducted her doctoral research on The Intellectual Pursuits of Thai Buddhists in the Mileau of ...

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Ajahn Manta Horatanachai

Thailand

Ajahn Manta Horatanachai followed her life interest in Buddhism, and is now a famous Insight Meditation (vipassana) teacher. In 1950 she joined the Buddhist Youth Association of Chiang Mai, Thailand, ...

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Senator Rabiaprat Pongpanit

Thailand

Senator Rabiaprat Pongpanit took her early training in Political Science at Thammasat University . Then she went on to work for the Thai Ministry of Finance’s Personnel Office for more than ...

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Dr. Kornvipa Boonsue

Thailand

Dr. Kornvipa Boonsue of the United Nations’ UNIFEM Regional office is a woman with a victorious personality. Throughout her life, she’s worked steadily as a scholar activist for the betterment of ...

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