Awards

Outstanding Women in Buddhism 2017

Bhikkhuni Chang Lu

Taiwan

I was born in Taichung City on April 7, 1945. In 1982, I first came into contact with Buddhism when I was 30 years old. I was introduced by my refuge teacher to ven. Sheng Yin of the Ciming Temple ...

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Paiwan Lengsutjai

Thailand

Paiwan Leangsutjai was born in 1957. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Srinakharinwirot University in the Faculty of Humanities, a Bachelor of Education Program in Thai Language, and ...

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Bhikkhui Che Zong

Taiwan

Dharma Teacher Che Zong was born in 1949 in Beizeng Village, Tianwei Township, Changhua Country, Taiwan. As her father was sick for many years, her family had a hard life. So, she deeply felt that ...

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Maechee Aun-Ampai

Thailand

Maechee Aun-Ampai Passakchai is the Assistant Secretary of the Thai Nuns’ Institute; Director of Dharma Jarini High School, Elementary School and Sunday Dharma School; Secretary General of the ...

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Bhikkhuni Da Ying

Taiwan

My Dharma name is Da Ying and I was born in 1940 in Hualien Country, Taiwan. My family was engaged in business. As my grandfather had good affinities with Cishan Temple, I was exposed to Buddhism as ...

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Zhan Jinshuo

China

turned on the radio. It was Venerable Jing Xin giving a lecture on The Lotus Sutra, which teaches all Buddhist followers to spread the Buddha’s loving-kindness. This was the first time that I heard ...

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Bhikkhuni Neng Chao

Taiwan

Ven. Neng Chao was born in 1944, in a family in Manzhou Village, Pingtung Country, Taiwan. Her birth name is Liu Fangqi. The youngest in the family, she has a brother and three sisters. Her father ...

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Nongnooj Tanadumrongsak

Thailand

“I love to help Buddhism. I love to help people. Where ever I go, I say, ‘This is a great place for a Bhikkhuni Temple.’” Bhikkhuni Temple, Alaska, USA Bhikkhuni Temple, Tasmania, ...

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Bhikkhuni Shang Ding

Taiwan

Dharma Teacher Shang Ding, secularly named Liu Qun-Jin, also known as Hui-Qun, was born in a Hakka family, in Neipu Township, Pingtung Coutry in 1941. During the period of Japanese-rule, her ...

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Bhikkhuni Nattha Vivatta

Thailand

Bhikkhuni Nattha Vivatta was born in 1954, and graduated from primary school at St. Francis Xavier Convent School. She studied high school at Ampornpaisarn School, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business ...

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Punyanuch Saeheng

Thailand

Current Positions: • Honorary Committee Member, Club for Thai Society • Honorary Committee Member, Julin Teachers’ Foundation • Creator of Kluen Haeng Dharma Foundation to promote ...

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Bhikkhuni Suthasini

Thailand

Suthasinee was born in1959. She started doing hands-on work in the social sector in her early twenties when she went to work with village hill tribes in Mae Hong Son, where she stayed for nearly ten ...

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Bhikkhuni Shao Hong

Taiwan

In 1955, at the age of 18, Bhikkhuni Shao Hong went to Jingxiu Yuan, Xizhi to study under Master Xiu Guan. In 1957, at the age of 20, she went to Sanzang Buddhist Collegge at Shipu Temple to study ...

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Dr. Surimat Sutisampat

Thailand

Dr. Suramat Suttisampat works to transform the lives of youth and families by using Buddhist principles of emphasizing positive thinking and speech and the abandoning of unskillful behaviors. She help ...

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Bhikkhuni Ru Yi

China

Bhikkhuni Ru Yi was born in Fufeng County, Shaanxi Province, China. In 1982 she graduated from high school, and tonsured in Zhongnanshan, and was named Ru Yi and entitled Chao Yin (Beyond Causes). In ...

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Jen-HuiTsai

Taiwan

Ms. Jen-Hui Tsai was born in 1944, as the 6th child of her parents in Kaohsiung, a city in southern Taiwan. From 1970 to 1978, she got married, and studied, with her husband, at the University of ...

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Mithila Chowdhury

Bangladesh

Mithila Chowdhury is a Ph.D. candidate at Mahachulalongkorn University in Thailand. She holds a both a M.A. and B.A. with Honors in English Literature from Premier University Chittagong, Bangladesh. ...

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Bhikkhuni Li Shan

China

My original name is Yali Xu. I was born in Xuxikeng Village, Dongshi Town, Jinjiang City, Fujian Province in China on July 4th, 1974. Both of my parents are farmers. My mother is a holy follower of ...

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