Awards

Outstanding Women in Buddhism 2018

Susan Hsu-Tuan Yu

Taiwan

Susan Hsu-Tuan Yu believes that music is a positive energy that cleanses the human spirit and inspires goodness in people. As a music teacher of 34 years at Ximen Elementary School, she brought joy to ...

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Bhikkhuni Sing Kan

Malaysia

At the age of 25, Venerable Bhikkhuni Sing Kan entered Sin Fook Tong Temple as a laywoman for 2 years and another 2 years as a Samaneri under the guidance of her great grandmaster Bhikkuni Sin Pooi and ...

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Dr. Christie Yu-Ling Chang

Taiwan

Dr. Christie Yu-Ling Chang of Taiwan holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Hawaii and a B.A. degree in Foreign Languages and Literature from National Taiwan University, Taipei. ...

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Melinda Han-Hsuan Chang

Taiwan

Melinda leads psychology workshops for women prisoners in Taiwan. She developed the Cocoon Workshop, as the prisoners are metaphorically in cocoons, in a process of transformation. Melinda Han-Hsuan ...

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Bhikkhuni Dieu Nghia

Vietnam

Bhikkhuni Dieu Nghia is the Abbess of Bach Lien Temple in Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam. She was born in 1948 and left home to become a nun in 1966 at Long Duc Temple. She graduated from High School, an ...

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Bhikkhuni Tu Nhan

Vietnam

Bhikkhuni Tu Nhan was born in 1943, and has been ordained for 45 years. She is the Abbess of Phuoc Vien Temple in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Her constant inner wish has remained the wholesome acts of ...

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Bhikkhuni Dr. Yang Li

China

Bhikkhuni Dr. Yang Li of China is the Abbess of Pau Chi Temple. She is the 50th successor of the Caodong sect of Zen, and is the first Bhikkhuni Abbess of the Cao Shan Temple in its thousand year hist ...

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Jui-Chu Chen

Taiwan

Jui-Chu Chen in her early childhood cared for herself and her younger brothers and sisters as her parents worked diligently. She contemplated the importance of parents accompanying and guiding their c ...

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Bhikkhuni Dr. Nhu Nguyet

Vietnam

(Dr. Nguyen Thi Thu Nguyet) Bhikkhuni Dr. Nhu Nguyet was born in 1966 and ordained at the age of 12 in 1974 at Giac Hoa Temple in Can Tho Province, Vietnam. From 1974-1981, she cultivated herself and ...

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Maechee Duangsamorn Boonrot

Thailand

Maechee Duangsamorn was born in 1949. She graduated from High School grade 3. She ordained in 1992, and began contributing to Buddhist activities. She focused on the population of elementary and mid ...

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Bhikkhuni Hue Tuyen

Vietnam

Bhikkhuni Hue Tuyen’s life is all about Buddhism. In the temple since the age of 5, An Phu Temple with Bhikkhu Tu Bach as Abbot, she witnessed and experienced a compassionate environment where her tea ...

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Bhikkhuni Dr. Huong Nhu

Vietnam

Bhikkhuni Dr. Huong Nhu, a lecturer in the Faculty of Philosophy at Vietnam Buddhist University in Ho Chi Minh City, is one of the most famous high-technology Dhamma teachers in Vietnam, with her youtu ...

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Bhikkhuni Soon O

Korea

Born in 1962, Bhikkhuni Soon O is ordained for 36 years. She is the Abbess of Jeongtosa Temple in Chungcheongnam-do, Korea. For 12 years she studied Buddhism at the University level, including at: S ...

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Bhikkhuni Hue Tu

Vietnam

Bhikkhuni Hue Tu, ordained 53 years, is a member of the Executive Board of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha. She is also the Vice-President and Secretary of the Vietnamese Bhikkhuni Committee. At the a ...

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Bhikkhuni Dr. Nhu Nguyet (Nguyen Thi Thu Ha)

Vietnam

Bhikkhuni Dr. Nhu Nguyet escaped from her family at the age of 14 and took refuge in Hue Lam Temple in Ho Chi Minh City for the purpose of spiritual learning and cultivation. She attended the College ...

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Bhikkhuni Hue Duc

Vietnam

Bhikkhuni Hue Duc of Vietnam has organized activities across Vietnam to assist poor patients, students and local people. Her awards for these efforts are from Ho Chi Minh City, Kien Giang Province, Ti ...

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Bhikkhuni Whajeong

Korea

Bhikkhuni Whajeong, ordained half-a-century, was born in the year the Korean War broke out. She experienced poverty and the deaths were personal and many. When she became 16, she asked herself, “What ...

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Bhikkhuni Kuan Chien

Taiwan

Bhikkhuni Kuan Chien, 33 years in the robes, offers Dhamma talks around the world, including: the USA, Canada, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland, and China. He ...

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Su-Hua Yu

Taiwan

Su-Hua Yu graduated from National Kaohsiung Normal University as a teacher. Born in a rural village with beautiful mountains and rivers she worked after school to help her mother collect wood, weed th ...

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Bhikkhuni Nhu Uyen

Vietnam

Bhikkhuni Nhu Uyen was born in 1966 in Ben Tre Province, Vietnam. In 1980, she ordained with Bhikkhu Le Chon. In 1994, she received full ordination at Vien Giac Temple in Ben Tre Province. In 1997, ...

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Bhikkhuni Patama

Thailand

Bhikkhuni Patama was born on November 25, 1946. Her mother and father were rice farmers and had four children. She was the youngest child. She had 2 older brothers and one older sister. While her s ...

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Bhikkhuni Dieu Canh

Vietnam

Bhikkhuni Dieu Canh, ordained 53 years, is head of social charity in Vietnam, Abbess of Bao Quang Temple, head of Bhikkhuni studies, and a permanent member of the Buddhist Sangha National Committee of ...

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Bhikkhuni Susila

USA

Bhikkhuni Susila is the Founder of Lotus Meditation & Education Center in Diamond Bar, California, USA. Her center serves not only Bhikkhunis, but also serves anyone who is interested in studying and ...

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Bhikkhuni Dr. Zi De

Taiwan

Bhikkhuni Dr. Zi De was born in Zhanghua County and graduated from the Graduate Institute of Natural Healing Sciences at Nanhua University and obtained her Ph.D. from Heilong University of Chinese Medi ...

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Bhikkhuni Zhi Shan

Taiwan

Born near the sea in Taichung in 1946, Bhikkhuni Zhi Shan as a child enjoyed reading, graduated 1st place from her Elementary School, and received the Provincial Prize. At the age of 19 she entered mo ...

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