Awards

Outstanding Women in Buddhism 2013

Bhiksuni Dr. Chi Ching

Malaysia

Bhiksuni Dr. Chi Ching holds an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, & is the Permanent Director of the Malaysian Buddhist Institute. She is also Founder of the ...

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Bhikkhuni Kachayana

Thailand

At a time when it was discouraged for women to study, this pioneering woman earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing & served as a nurse at Hat Yai Hospital in Songkhla Province 30 years. At the age of ...

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Maechee Anantha Nakboon

Thailand

Born 28 April 1945, she ordained at 19 to study Dhamma, Pali and practice meditation at Bak Nam Temple, Bangkok. Excellent practice earned her the role of Dhamma & meditation teacher there for ...

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Buparat Pinyo

Thailand

Buparat Pinyo earned a B.A. in History from Thammasat University & M.A. in School Guidance & Counseling from Roosevelt University, Chicago, USA. She also holds a graduate TEFL diploma. A poet by ...

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Wang Sha-Ho

Taiwan

Wang Sha-Ho founded Ji Shi Qi Kong Health Center which facilitates physical &mental well-being & an international youth center to facilitate Taiwanese youth interacting with youth around the world. ...

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Dr. Seebaitong Boonpradup

Thailand

A dentist for decades, Dr. Seebaitong Boonpradub is also a Dhamma teacher. She established a network of 159 groups in 51 provinces who study & practice the 5 Precepts via the Love Line Family Center. ...

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Dr. Kek Pung

Cambodia

While Cambodia's civil war raged in the 1980s, Dr. Kek Pung, a Cambodian Buddhist living abroad, arranged negotiations between PM Hun Sen & King Norodom Sihanouk. The negotiations led to signing of ...

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Babeth M. van Loo

Netherlands

Babeth M. Vanloo is a highly accomplished film & television director, producer, & media artist based in Amsterdam. With her production company Film Art Amsterdam, she has produced over 50 TV programs ...

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