Awards

Outstanding Women in Buddhism 2007

Bhiksuni Jing Ding

Taiwan

Bhiksuni Jing Ding was born in 1943 in Kaohsiung , Taiwan . In 1963, she became a Samani and in the same year she became a Bhiksuni at Taipei ’s Lin Chin Monastery. Following in the compassionate ...

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Bhiksuni Tzu Chang

Taiwan

Born in 1931, she was the second child of Li Chueh-ho, who invited Bhiksu Hsing Yun to reside at Lei Yin Temple (Sound of Thunder Temple) in Yilan, northeastern Taiwan . In 1965, she was tonsured ...

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Bhikkhuni Sudarshana

Sri Lanka

USA

Bhikkhuni Sudarshana dedicates her life to the Buddha-Dhamma. Born in 1968, ordained as a nun in 1985 and as a Bhikkhuni in 1997, she holds the honor of having been in the first group of Bhikkhunis or ...

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Bhiksuni Jampa Tsedroen

Germany

In 1959 Carola Roloff was born in Holzminden , Germany . At the age of 21, she journeyed to Dharamsala , India to engage in Vajarayana Buddhist Studies. At the age of 22 she became a novice (Samani) ...

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Bhiksuni Chang Heng

Malaysia

Bhiksuni Chang Heng, a blessing to the Buddha, exemplifies a life well spent in devotion to the Triple Gem and humanity at large. At the age of 18, she ordained as a Bhiksuni (1978) in Taiwan , and ...

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Bhiksuni Xiou Xiun

Taiwan

Bhiksuni Xiou-Xiun, also known as “Xiou-Xiun Fashi” by people in Taiwan is among the monastic group of Bhikkhunis adhering to rigorous moral conduct (sila) and monastic rules (vinaya). Often times she ...

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Bhikkhuni Santini

Indonesia

Bhikkhuni Santini was born in West Java, Indonesia in 1965. She participated in inter-faith dialogues on several occasions in Indonesia , and has participated in inter-sectarian Buddhist dialogues via ...

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Bhikkhuni Dhammananda

Vietnam

I was born on March 26, 1970 in Ha Tinh province, Vietnam. My family name is Pham Thi Minh Hoa. I came from a non-religious background, being the sixth daughter in a family of ten children. After the ...

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Bhiksuni Chan Linh Nghiem

Thailand

Bhiksuni Chan Linh Nghiem traveled into Laos as the Coordinator of the American Friends Service Committee working on issues of rural development with ethnic minorities, women & children, and then ...

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Her Majesty Queen Mother Ashi Tsherin yangdon Wangchuck

The Kingdom of Bhutan

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck was born in Punakha , Bhutan in 1959 and was educated in Bhutan and India . Her Majesty is the mother of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar N ...

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Madam Shiran Wickramasingh Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka

The First Lady of Sri Lanka Madam Shiranthi Wickramasinghe Rajapaksa, The First Lady of Sri Lanka was born in Badulla , Sri Lanka to Commodore E. P. Wickramasinghe and Mrs. Violet Wickramasinghe. ...

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Dr. Joanna Macy

USA

Joanna Macy, Ph.D., is a Buddhist scholar and teacher who has played a significant role in movements for peace, ecology, and social justice. She is known worldwide for the group work she has pioneered ...

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Dr. Phayorm Wongsamsri

Thailand

Associate Professor Dr. Phayorm Wongsarnsri, age 58 years old, earned her doctoral degree in Curriculum Research and Development from Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand. An Associate Professor of ...

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Dr. Bong Chu Lien

Malaysia

Dr.Bong Chui Lien of Malaysia is the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts, coordinating programs of study at the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree levels at the International Buddhist College in ...

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Paweena Hongsakul

Thailand

Paweena Hongsakul stands strongly for the rights of women and children in Thailand. Her early academic career is sparked with pioneering moves, such as a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the USA . ...

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Phanee Boonyakamol

Thailand

Phannee Boonyakamol was born on 20 October 1957 to Sampan Bansawat, her father, and Chalau Boonyakamol, her mother. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management & Administration from Rajapat ...

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Sujin Boriharnwanaket

Thailand

Sujin Boriharnwanaket’s great contribution to Buddhism is to bring people, through her talks, to a right understanding of the Buddha’s teachings. Her talks are based strictly on the Tipitaka and the ...

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Maechee Suki Jitjaroen

Thailand

Maechee Suki Jitjaroen is now 81 years old. While born in the province of Nakorn Ratchasima , her merits accrued in Songkla, southern Thailand. Maechee Sukhi completed secondary school, and then ...

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Maechee Dr. Kritsana Raksachom

Thailand

Maechee Dr.Kritsana Raksachom Raksachom of Thailand is a victorious, self-motivated woman of the highest integrity. Ordained at the age of fifteen as a Maechee, she resided in a temple with monks in ...

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Annabelle Dagmar Zinser

Germany

I was born March 27, 1948 in southern Germany and lived with my mother, sister and brother in the countryside. My father died in a car accident when I was one and a half years old. I studied ...

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Prateep Unsongtham Hata

Thailand

Prateep Ungsongtham-Hata is a lotus-blossom fully opened. She was born in 1952 in the Klong Thoey Slum in Bangkok , Thailand and received a formal education of four years. After that time survival and ...

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