Bhiksuni Longmen


The Most Venerable Bhiksuni Longmen took refuge in Dharma at an early age. She enjoyed reading the sutras, and this offset the suffering which she experienced as her family was quite poor. The sutras and family poverty proved fertile ground for her to later become a Bhiksuni with great compassionate response to those in need of basic necessities.

She took refuge in the Sangha and relied upon Venerable Haiyuen with whom she ordained. Then she created Sangha. She taught them the sutras, in particular, the Lotus Sutra, the Flower Adornment Sutra, and the Diamond Sutra which brought forth great joy to her and her students.

Next, Venerable Bhiksuni Longmen began founding temples: Avalokitesvara’s Temple in Pingtung County in 1992, Huayen Temple in Taoyuan in 2000 and Yuantong Temple in Kaohsiung in 2006. By 2011 she was invited to take over Dharma Wheel Monastery in Pingtung.

Equal to her efforts to provide temples, spiritual refuge, to her students and the community, she attended to the needs of the poor and disadvantaged by providing: food, medical care, scholarships for students, emergency care, and funeral assistance via foundations and centers which she established. Pingtung Charity Foundation & Kaohsiung Charity Foundation in 1992, Pingtung Resources Center in 2013, Pingtung Food Supply Center & Free Food Delivery Station in 2017 which serves the homeless, elderly and poor.

Bhiksuni Longmen uplifted the lives of many via Buddhist teachings and development of cultural resources, as well. In 1994 she established the Buddhist Forum of Taipei; in the same year she established the Culture and Education Foundation in Pingtung. She is currently President of the Pingtung Buddhism Association and Secretary of the Pingtung Bhiksuni Association. In 2010 she established a Buddhist school in Kaohsiung which offers classes in Buddhism, Buddha Image Painting, Japanese, English, etc. to benefit people in the neighborhood. In 2018 she took over an elementary school in Pingtung to set up a pilot program. By 2019 she established a Community Art and Culture Learning Center in Kaohsiung.

Venerable Bhiksuni Longmen devotes herself to the propagation of Buddhism, social services, and the development of culture and art in Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and China with great joy and delight in every step that she takes. She has only one motivation – to benefit all sentient beings.