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 Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She earned a M.Ed. in Special Education, majoring in emotional disturbed children and counseling. From 1977 to 1979, she gave birth to her two children, a daughter and a son. She became a grandmother when my first grandson was born in 2012.
During the period of 1985 to 2006, Ms. Jen-Hui Tsai taught at National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), and also served as the Director of the Student Counseling Center. In 2006 she retired.
As a devout Buddhist since 1990, I was blessed and brave enough in 2008 to accept a significant mission---to establish and be in charge of training the volunteers of The Care Life Line for Dharma Drum Mountain Humanity and Society Foundation. On behalf of the Foundation, from 2011to 2015, I designed and carried out a three level Life Education course for correction professional workers for the Agency of Corrections of the Ministry of Justice.
Since then I took a vow to be actively involved in several social welfare NGOs and NPOs. Usually, I would offer courses creating a dialogue between Counseling and Buddhism. I also served as a member of the translation team for Sakyadhita International Conference for Buddhist Women. In addition, I published 3 books, translated from English into Chinese: 1. B.R. Wright, (2012, Taipei) Metta Map: The Map, the Formula, and the Equation 2. B.R. Wright with Stephen Long, (2013, Taipei) Dharma and Metta Map 3. Bhante Walpola Piyananda & Stephen Long, (2016, Taipei) Thus We Heard: Recollections of the Life of the Buddha
For the first two books, I invited the authors to Taiwan in 2013. They presented six workshops, and I served as the interpreter.
At present, in 2017, I am healthy and at peace as a wife-mother-grandmother. Most of all, I am practicing to be blessed with mindful wisdom as a Buddhist.