Awards

Outstanding Women in Buddhism 2004

Bhiksuni Shiou-I

Taiwan

Bhiksuni Shiou-I ordained and received Bhiksuni precepts in 1985. From 1985 to 1989, she taught Buddhism at her residential temple while teaching youth at Buddhist Summer Camps. These Camps grew seeds ...

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Bhiksuni Lama Karma Pema Tsultrim

India

As a Buddhist in her early years, Bhiksuni Lama Karma Pema Tsultrim studied at a Catholic High School in Darjeeling, India: Saint Theresa's High School. After completing high school, she took Buddhist ...

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Bhiksuni Liao Yi

Taiwan

Bhiksuni Liao Yi is the CEO, Chief Executive Officer, of the Museum of World Religions (MWR) in Taiwan . The Master, upon receiving her Bachelor's degree, determined to devote her life to work with ...

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Bhikkhuni Dhammananda

Thailand

Venerable Bhikkhuni Dhammananda, formerly known as Dr. Chatsumam Kabilsingh, was bom in 1944. She received her education in India and in Canada , and became the first Thai woman to receive a doctorate ...

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Bhiksuni Dr. Karma Lekshe Tsomo

USA

Bhiksuni Dr. Karma Lekshe Tsomo is an assistant professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego. She teaches classes in Buddhism and World Religions. She studied Buddhism ...

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Bhikkhuni Dhammanandi

Vietnam

Bhikkhuni Dhammanandi was bom in 1971 in Vietnam. In 1992, at the age of 21 she completed her Bachelor's degree from the Open Economics University . In the same year she became a nun in the Theravada ...

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Bhikkhuni Bhagya Jayavanii

Malaysia

Reverend Bhagya Jayavanii Bbhikkhuni was born in Parit Buntar in thestate of Perak , Malaysia to a Hindu family; the eldest of 7 children. She had a very strict upbringing as her father was a man of ...

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Maechee Pratin Kwanorn

Thailand

Maechee Pratin Kwan-Orn was bom in Petchaburi , Thailand . Her family farmed and had a small business. So, Maechee Batin studied while helping with the family business and farm duties. Her talent and ...

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Ranjani de Silva

Sri Lanka

Ranjani de Silva meditated with Bhikkhuni Ayya Khema of Germany . In 1987, Ranjani traveled from her homeland of Sri Lanka to Bodh Gaya , India . There she attended the first conference of Buddhist ...

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Dr. Carola Andujo Rolon

Mexico

Dr. Carola Andujo Rolon was bom in Mexico City , Mexico . She holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics in the field of Algebraic Geometry from Harvard University , Boston , USA . As a mathematician, she did ...

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Pimjai Intamoon

Thailand

Pimjai Intamoon has been in poor health since her childhood. She helped her parents doing their small business of iron work in her hometown of Mae Rim, Chiang Mai , Northern Thailand . She met her ...

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Anchalee Thaiyanond

Thailand

Anchalee Thaiyanond, a Thai national, received her education in France at the Universite de Grenoble. Later, she became a disciple of the well-know Thai meditation master, Luangpor Teean. Before ...

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Maha Upasika Dr. Bongkut Sitthipol

Thailand

Maha Upasika Dr. Bongkot Sitthipol was bom in Aranya Pathet (now Srakaew Province ), Prachinburi, Thailand . She was the owner and teacher of Sremsuoy Bongkot School , a beauty salon school certified ...

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Erica Dias

Sri Lanka

Erica dias was bom to an old, well-established family in Pelene, Weligama of southern Sri Lanka . The family is famous for its scholarly Buddhist Bhikkhus who spread the Dhamma far and wide. erica is ...

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Venetia Walkey

United Kingdom

Thailand

Venetia Walkey is a sculptor and peace builder. She was bom in Hampshire , England in 1932. She studied Fine Arts at Medway College of Art, and Scupture at Guilford College of Art. Since 1970 she has ...

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