Bhikkhuni Dr. Nhu Nguyet


(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 studied primary and secondary school. From 1985-1997, she cultivated herself and studied at Phuoc Vien Temple. Then Bhikkhuni Nhu Nguyet went to Taiwan and studied Chinese at the Center of National Languages of Taiwan’s University of Education in Taipei, Taiwan (1997-2000). She continued for her Master’s Degree at the same university in the field of Oriental Thought and Humanities. Finally, she travelled to China, Phuc Kien Pedagogic University and earned her Ph.D. degree in Cultural Studies in 2008. By 2013, she co-founded and was secretary of “The Voice of Vietnamese Buddhist Women,” (Hoa Dam Journal) and

Bhikkhuni Dr. Nhu Nguyet from 2009--present is a permanent lecturer and Vice-Dean in the Faculty of Chinese Studies of Vietnam Buddhist University in Ho Chi Minh City. From 2009-2016, she lectured at the College of Advanced and Middle Buddhist Studies in Ho Chi Minh City. Since 2012, she serves as a Member of the Department of Education for Bhikkhunis and Bhikkhus of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha. Since 2009, she serves as the Vice-Chair of the Communication’s Committee of the Bhikkhuni Department of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha of Ho Chi Min City, and from 2016 onwards is the Vice-standing Head of the Governing Board of the Bhikkhuni Dormitory of Vietnamese Buddhist University.

Her research presented at Buddhist institutes, colleges, universities and international meetings include:

Buddhist Nuns and the Development of the Buddhist Sangha

Typical Characteristics of Buddhism in the Mekong Region

Buddhist Nuns in Ho Chi Minh City

Bhikkhunis and the Development of the Bhikkhuni Sangha

Young Nuns in the Age of Integration

Women and Global Connectivity

Buddhist Education for the Young Nuns’ Generation

Education of Khmer Theravada Buddhism in Southern Vietnam

Issues Related to Buddhist Education