Awards

Outstanding Women in Buddhism 2016

Bhiksuni Pu Hui

Taiwan

Bhiksuni Pu Hui Taiwan Most Venerable Master Bhiksuni Pu Hui was ordinated under Most Ven. Master Bhiksuni DeXi, the Abbess of Taichung Shen Zhai Tang. In 1964 after she received her Bhiksuni vows ...

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Bhiksuni Hung An

Taiwan

Bhiksuni Hung An Taiwan Bhiksuni Hung An was born as Pi-Chu Wu in 1943 in Hongmaogang, Kaohsiung. Her father is Tien-Shou Wu, and her mother is Su-Yuan Wu. She's the sixth child of 7 siblings in her ...

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Bhiksuni Ti Zheng

Taiwan

Bhiksuni Ti Zheng was born in Shuangxi, Taipei. Her father was a soldier who accompanied the National Government to Taiwan. As a young woman she worked very hard and performed many jobs, including a ...

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Bhikkhuni Uppala Vanna Magga Panna

Thailand

Bhikkhuni Uppala Vanna Magga Panna Thailand Bhikkhuni Uppala Vanna Magga Panna was born in 1968 as Phunkamon Wongsawad. She had the opportunity to attend elementary school grade 6 only because her f ...

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Bhiksuni Ji Zun

Malaysia

Bhiksuni Ji Zun has focused her monastic efforts on contributing primarily to two Buddhist organizations: the Malaysian Buddhist Institute and the Malaysian Buddhist Association, and a temple, Tzu Yu ...

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Bhiksuni Wu Yin

Taiwan

Venerable Bhiksuni Wu Yin received her novice vows in 1957 and her Bhiksuni vows in 1959. As the Abbess of Luminary Temple in Chia-Yi and founder of Luminary Buddhist Institute she oversees programs ...

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Maechee Boonlome Phuakthet

Thailand

Maechee Boonlome Phuakthet was born in 1958, and at the age of 21 she entered the temple to become a Maechee. She graduated from High School grade 9 and continued her studies in the area of Buddhism t ...

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Maechee Opasini Sorntiraj

Thailand

Maechee Opasini Sorntiraj has a very deep love of life, Buddhism and nature. Born in 1959 she was fortunate to have a mother and a sister who were nuns. They were happy, peaceful and knowledgeable in ...

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Maechee Sukantam Kamyong

Thailand

Maechee Sukantam Kamyong was born in 1962 and ordained at the age of 27 in Mahathat Temple, Bangkok. She completed her Dhamma studies and Abhidhamma studies to the highest level, level III. She pursu ...

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Chin-Tsai Liu

Taiwan

Chin-Tsai Liu was born in 1959 to a religious family. Her mother is a pious Buddhist, and therefore, she grew up meeting Abbots and Abbesses from different temples. They visited her mother to seek her ...

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Dr. Hea Ai Sim

Malaysia

Dr. Hea Ai Sim earned a Ph.D. in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Shando1ng University, China with extensive prior training in Malaysia and Taiwan. She has her own Traditional Chinese Medicine ...

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Mei-Jung Liu Pan

Taiwan

Mei-Jung Liu Panwas bornin 1954 inNew Taipei SanzhiVillage, then a remote village. Her family was very poor and very conservative. They highly treasured boys, while girlswere considered dirty and cheap ...

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Sutham Viroonhaman

Thailand

Sutham Viroonhaman, born 1960, is an agriculturalist. With a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration and a Master of Science Degree in Geosocial-Based Sustainable Development from Maejo University, ...

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Yaowapha Patarateeranon

Thailand

Yaowapha Patarateeranon was born in 1956. She earned a Master's Degree in Development Administration at the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA). Upon her graduation she received R ...

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