The Bodhi Mirror
INTRODUCING THE EMINENT DHARMA MASTER
BHIKSUNI SHIH TAN FANG
Bhiksuni Tan Fang was born in Taiwan, Republic of China, in July 1950.
Her family name was Ch’en, and her personal name Hsing-yu. She left the
home-life on July 25,1968, in Tainan, Taiwan, in spite of the fact that her
teacher, the Elder Bhiksuni Tai Ching, lived in Hong Kong. Not long after she
left home she received the complete precepts at Great Enlightenment Temple in
Keelung, Taiwan, from the Venerable Master Tao Yuan.
|She entered the Eastern Buddhist Studies Academy at Buddha’s Light Mountain in Kaohsing, Taiwan immediately following her ordination, and completing her studies, graduated in 1972. Bhiksuni Tan Feng has traveled considerably, twice to Hong Kong, and has lived in Hawaii for nearly a year. Immediately following her graduation she traveled to the United States, and is now diligently studying English with an eye to propagating the proper Dharma here. She is in the United States with her teacher, the Elder Bhiksuni Tai Ching (see VBS issue #44) and resides at 836 33rd Avenue in San Francisco.|