Awards

Outstanding Women in Buddhism 2014

Bhiksuni Dr. Kim Le Kalsang Tsomo

USA

Vietname

Venerable Bhiksuni Dr. Kalsang was born in South Vietnam, a country afflicted by civil war for many decades. After South Vietnam was defeated in 1975 by the Viet Cong, she lived under the communist ...

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Bhiksuni Ani Drubgyudma

USA

Bhiksuni Ani Drubgyudma is a fully-ordained nun, a Bhiksuni, of the Vajrayana tradition. She is a Dharma teacher. Bhikkhuni Drubgyudma is known for her deep insight, great vision and fruitful efforts ...

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Bhiksuni Ming Hui (明慧法師)

China

Bhiksuni Ming Hui was born into an industrial family during China’s civil war, & introduced to Buddhism by her mother, a school teacher & devout Buddhist. Her father, graduated from the Huangpu (黄浦) ...

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Bhiksuni Chueh Long

Taiwan

Bhiksuni Chueh Long is the network hub of Fo Guang Shan. She is the Grand Master of the organization. She designed & transformed Fo Guang Shan into a systematic & highly efficient organization. ...

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Bhiksuni Chan Lien

Taiwan

After adopting Chinese & Tibetan Buddhist traditions, Master Chan Lien took retreat to study the Buddha’s teachings & various main Buddhist schools & meditated in graveyards. With excellent cultural ...

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Bhiksuni Zhijue

China

Bhiksuni Zhijue was born as He Qinghua in July 1969 in the capital city of Ningxia Province, Yinchuan, China. Her father was a worker & her mother a teacher. She has two older brothers & two older ...

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Bhiksuni Chueh Hui (慈惠法師)

Taiwan

Bhiksuni Chueh Hui 慈惠法師 is a highly respected & talented scholar in the Taiwan Buddhist Academic & Cultural circles. She has contributed greatly to the positive development of Buddhist Culture & ...

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Bhikkhuni Katannuta

Thailand

Bhikkhuni Kattanuta ordained in Bodhgaya, India in 1998. She ordained at an international higher ordination ceremony, and is a pioneering Mahayana Bhiksuni in Thailand. After her ordination she live ...

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Samaneri Dhammadipa

Thailand

Samaneri Dhammadipa is the abbess of Thippaya Sathan Dhamma Bhikkhuni Arama in Songkhla, Thailand. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Ramkamhaeng University, and made further studies in ...

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Bhikkhuni Silasupatra

Thailand

Bhikkhuni Silasupatra is very morally courageous. Deep in the northern forests of Thailand near the border with Myanmar she is building a meditation center for Thai Bhikkhunis. She has overcome many ...

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Maechee Dara Janloi

Thailand

Maechee Dara Janloi ordained at the age of 21, and for the past 32 years has served the Buddha Dhamma. An expert in social work and offering Dhamma teachings, she has helped women incarcerated in ...

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Ms. Yu-Mei Yue Liu (樂劉玉梅居士)

Taiwan

In 1979 she assisted Mr. Yu Sunag Fai 樂崇輝 in setting up Mahayana Vihara 大乘精舍 which is an organization specializing in Buddhist publications for free distribution. Every month it prints: ...

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Chang Wan How “Helen”

Singapore

Ms. Helen Chang holds a B.A. in Policy & Political Administration from Nanyang University. This training enabled her to have a fruitful family life with 1 daughter & 2 sons, active government ...

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Dr.Parichart Suwanbubbha

Thailand

Dr. Parichart Suwanbubbha is an assistant professor at the Development and Religion Graduate Study Program, Humanities Department, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, of Mahidol University in ...

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