The Bodhi Mirror
BHIKSUNI I HSIU
Master I Hsiu was born in Malaysia, into the Cheng family, and was given the
personal name Hsiu-chen. She attended the Eastern Buddhist Academy in Kaohsiung
and during her years of study there she was known and respectfully addressed by
all her classmates as "elder sister." Her face is round and full, and her
nature tolerant and easy going; her words when conversing with others are always
honest, straightforward, and sincere. When walking her gait is calm, firm, and
careful; when she works, she is always efficient and capable of leading others
to obtain excellent results.
Her specialty is the field of foreign languages, particularly English, which she writes extremely well. Her capacity is such that she was able to hold several positions at one time at the Academy and among her many duties she served as the head of the Overseas Department of the Buddhist Culture Service,
manager of correspondence, which includes the local postal service.
Dharma Master I Hsiu graduated from the Eastern Buddhist Academy, Buddha's Light Mountain, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China, in June, 1971, at the age of thirty. She currently resides at the Malayan Buddhist Society, 197, 3 3/4-Miles Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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