Bhikkhuni Hue Duc
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, Tien Giang Province, Vinh Long Province, Ben Tre Province, Binh Dinh Province, Quang Nam Province, Thai Binh Province and Quang Binh Province. Drilling wells, disaster relief, building houses, roads and bridges, offering school fees and school equipment, and assisting the visually impaired are all part of her social work commitment. Also, her work to protect the environment is notable and has received numerous honors. She teaches people to recycle, plant trees, not use plastic bags, and teaches children and the young to protect the environment.
Born in 1977, she ordained at age 12, attended high school, graduated from the Vietnamese Buddhist Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, and the English Language University in the same city. Bhikkuni Hue Duc worked in the office of the Preaching Department of the Preacher Training College of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha, and also for Enlightment Weekly Magazine (Giacngo). Since 2010, she holds the position of Abbess of Wuan Yin Temple in Ho Chi Minh City.
Bhikkhuni Hue Duc focuses her Dhamma teaching towards three populations: 1) children and the young, 2) young business men and women, and 3) factory workers. For children, she organizes “Seeding the Good Heart,” a monthly 1 day course to cultivate their spiritual practice, appreciate their daily life, cultivate gratitude towards their caregivers, and offer loving-kindness to persons less fortunate than themselves. For young businesswomen and men she teaches how to calm down the mind and manage their lives in this high tech world. For factory workers, she brings the Buddha’s teachings and creates opportunities for them to learn.
Administratively, Bhikkhuni Hue Duc served the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha in the Financial Department (2012-2017), the Vietnamese Bhikkhuni Committee’s Executive Council as the Vice-Secretary (2012-2017), and the Cultural Department of Ho Chi Minh’s Buddhist Sangha, during the same period.