Bhikkhuni Dr. Jian Hui is the Abbess of Yuan Dao Chan Monastery. She holds a Master’s Degree in Management (Strategic Management & Organizational Analysis) from the University of Sydney in Australia and a Master’s Degree in Buddhism from Chung Tai Buddhist Institute. Her Ph.D. is in Adult Education from National Kaohsiung Normal University. She writes, “I have been interpreting Buddhism from a diversified perspective by integrating managerial, pedagogical, psychological, anthropological, philosophical, and scientific approaches with the ultimate goal of kindling the general populace’s appreciation of the Buddha’s wisdom.”
Bhikkhuni Dr. Jian Hui is a highly effective Buddhist educator. She focuses on assisting learners with the hope of making the Buddha Dharma more accessible to individual student needs. She integrates the mundane and transcendental Dharma. For years she served as a professor and dean of a Buddhist college with the goal of continuing Sangha Education and the propagation of Buddhism, and therefore founded the “Yuan Dao Sangha Group.”
Venerable Bhikkhuni Dr. Jian Hui utilizes: cloud-based, group learning, multimedia teaching materials, including short videos to share the Shurangama Sutra, the Avatamsaka Sutra, the Altar Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch, the Essence of Teaching and Meditation, and the Treatise on the Great Perfection of Wisdom. These videos constitute the daily study materials for her students around the world.
She has: typeset, printed and circulated 252,000 sets of the Avatamsaka Sutra; led “Vajra Prajna Writing Meditation” workshops worldwide; conducted lectures; created documentaries and videos; led prayer sessions, the “Ten Cities and Ten Assemblies” events; held forums; organized musical concerts; written books; commissioned artists to depict the “Fifty-three Visits of Good Wealth to Youth;” led meditation retreats; and created public welfare projects including the free vegetarian lunch program for students who visit the National Museum of Science and Technology which has fed 36,859 students-to-date.
Venerable Bhikkhuni Dr. Jian Hui’s diversified approach to sharing Dharma bespeaks great freshness and creativity!