The Bodhi Mirror


Bhiksuni Tai Ching

      Bhiksuni Shih Tai Ching was born in Liao Ling, China. After graduating from school, while she was still young, she left the home-life. In the fourth month of 1943 she left the home-life under Master Ch'eng Ming. She received the Complete Precepts of the Thousand Buddhas at China's Long Yen
Monastery in Liao Ling where her Precept Master was the Venerable Chieh Ts'an.
      While in Hong Kong, Bhiksuni Tai Ching served as Managing Director of the Avatamsaka-Lotus Society. In her desire to speak the compassionate teaching of the Buddha, she has traveled extensively all over the world, to Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Hawaii. Bhiksuni Tai Ching has presently taken up residence in San Francisco with an eye to propagating the Dharma in the West.


1974 lunar calendar transposed to solar calendar.

Mahayana 3000 (C.E 197) Buddhist Holidays

Wed. January 23   Maitreya’s Birthday

Fri. March 1      Sakyamuni Buddha’s Day of Leaving Home

Fri. March 8      Sakyamuni Buddha’s Nirvana

Tues. March 12    Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva’s Birthday

Thurs. March 14   Samantabhadra Bodhisattva’s Birthday

Sun. April 7      Great Master Ch’ang Jen’s Birthday

Mon. April 8      Venerable Master Hsuan Hua’s Birthday

Tues. April 9     Great Master Ch’ang Chih’s Day of Leaving Home.

Thurs. April 25   Manjusri Bodhisattva’s Birthday

Mon. April 29     Sakyamuni Buddha’s Birthday