About Abbess Master Miao Jing
Master Miao Jing was born in Taiwan to a Buddhist and traditional Confucius family where her grandparents were leave-home cultivators and her mother, a devoted Buddhist. Since youth, she was interested in Buddhism and sought to learn from great masters, such as Master Yin Shun and Master Cheng Yen. The influence of Master Cheng Yen and the grand vow of Master Xuan Zang prompted her to devote herself to promote Buddhism in the West.
In mid 80s, she immigrated to Canada with her parents and completed her high school, university and MBA education there.
In mid 90s, she vowed to renounce narrow-minded love and to cultivate herself for the sake of all sentient beings. So she returned to Taiwan to study Mahayana Buddhism and took refuge in Master Cheng Yen, the founder of Tzu Chi Foundation. Master Miao Jing was the instructing master of overseas collegiate youth and collegiate camps.
2002: In order to find the way to turn afflictions into Bodhi, she returned to Canada and entered self-cultivation and Prajnaparamita Sutra retreat.
2011: Took H.H. the 17th Karmapa as the root guru at KTD and formally began studying Vajrayana Mahamudra, as well as started the solid cultivation of integrating Mahayana and Tibetan Buddhism.
2012: Under the empowerment of H.H. the 17th Karmapa, Master Miao Jing and Master Miao Yin established Great Compassion Bodhi Prajna (GCBP) Temple which later became a registered charity organization in Canada.
2014: The Master travelled to Bodhigaya to support the First Arya Kshema Debate for nuns, hoping to start a platform for nuns of Mahayana and Tibetan Buddhism. She vowed to devote her whole being to support H.H. the 17th Karmapa’s vow to restore Tibetan Bhikkhuni precepts and Sangha.
2017: In February at Bodhigaya, she received the instruction from H.H. the 17th Karmapa to establish North America Karma Kagyu Bhikkhuni Institute which was formally established in May. On June 8th, H.H. visited and consecrated the GCBP Temple and opened ground destined for the Buddha Hall, retreat room, and 2 stupas.
2018: Organized the First International Buddhist Bhikkhuni Forum on May 26, 2018. The topic is “The influence of female practitioners in the 21th century.