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Hongyang Shi
Works at Calm Clarity Temple
Attended Yuan Heng Temple, Gaoshiung, Taiwan
Lives in Iowa
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I am making a point about body image and Sangha ideals, and hope it changes
I read with disgust at first in the Karmans of the Creation of Virtue in a footnote about encouraging monastics to be healthy, eat healthy and maintain a healthy body weight. Indirectly it felt like a judgement without havin...
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www.usasangha.org is the online website for the new USA Sangha Council. I'm preparing the forms for download, the links for the online meetings, and as this group is also, only open to fully ordained sangha, the more general organization for other traditions such as Theravada and non Bhikshuni lines in same and Tibetan Buddhism, this also includes Japanese Buddhists who are 24/7 monastics only no clergy, and no laity. Voting rights are open to individual members not temples or their associations. Temples and associations of Sangha are allowed as non-voting members.
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Iowa medicaid and medicare is painfully being privatized by Branstad.  Missing transition dates last Dec, March and now set to April. Large areas of Iowa are without providers or hospitals and people are afraid not getting basic answers about the April 1 date.  This is the first time I have seen a clinic step up and provide us coverage and information.  The companies have no information, no doctors and no coverage area information.  It's a poorly run transition that should have been in place before medicaid and medicare clients were forced to pick insurance companies that have not finished signing up providers. 
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how can custom domains be safe if you won't offer that option?
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Really strong wording, maybe hard for some of you to take. Please comment if you can be respectful. Add to this if you like.
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Serious discussion here is allowed, no joking around. Some come here for the first time hoping for freedom to unburden themselves or support when they feel vexed. Respect each other. In our respective communities there is hardly a chance to be so open beyond the Pratimoksa.
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Walking skeletons in robes the unhealthy portrayed as ideals in Sangha imagery
I read with disgust in the Karmans of the Creation of Virtue in a footnote about encouraging monastics to be healthy, eat healthy and maintain a healthy body weight. It was just a good supportive comment but it raises important issues about health and image...
I read with disgust in the Karmans of the Creation of Virtue in a footnote about encouraging monastics to be healthy, eat healthy and maintain a healthy body weight. It was just a good supportive comment but it raises importa...
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Updated information, working on membership application and verification forms it's looking better and invitations extended for those Dharmagupta Sangha who live in the USA who love to help plan this into a hopeful in person meeting.
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USA Sangha Council is back online!
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Ok, so Sangha are only those who are fully ordained properly as Bhikshuni and Bhikshu. Non-Vinaya monastics exist in Japan. Monastics are celibate in or out of the monastery not just on one - three month or 3 year retreats.

I'm having trouble with men trying to join my Sangha community groups who are clearly householders. Most are overseas and possibly part of that fringe sickos that is sexually attracted to bald people, yuck! 
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I have blocked this woman and will no long address this matter other than to confirm it.
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Ok, so Sangha are only those who are fully ordained properly as Bhikshuni and Bhikshu. Non-Vinaya monastics exist in Japan. Monastics are celibate in or out of the monastery not just on one - three month or 3 year retreats.

I'm having trouble with men trying to join my Sangha community groups who are clearly householders. Most are overseas and possibly part of that fringe sickos that is sexually attracted to bald people, yuck! 
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Robes and living in the USA is not easy. If you need support consider asking for it, in the form of advice.
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  • Yuan Heng Temple, Gaoshiung, Taiwan
    Triple Platform Ordination, 2004 - 2004
    Triple Platform Ordination: Sramanerika ordination, Bhikshuni ordination, Bodhisattva ordination
  • Iowa State University
    MA - GGS: Buddhism, 1988 - 1990
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Bhikshuni translating Chinese Mahayana Tripitaka Taisho Edition
Introduction

Ven. Hong Yang is a bhikshuni from the Chinese Mahayana Buddhist tradition. She founded Bhikshuni a nonprofit that seeks to improve awareness of the Sangha in the USA. Sangha Walks is a first time ever effort to document in a digital formats the lives and history of all traditions and schools of Buddhist monks and nuns in the USA from their own offerings.

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10 years Bhikshuni and 10 books published!
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Bhikshuni, a female mendicant, a Buddhist disciple
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Translating from Chinese to English Mahayana Chinese Tripitaka Taisho Edition 2001 to now
Employment
  • Calm Clarity Temple
    abbess, 2006 - present
    Bhikshuni religious organization is founder of the non-profit 501 3(c) temple Chinese Mahayana Linji Pure Land Translation of the Mahayana Chinese Tripitaka Taisho Edition
  • Chinese Bhikshuni Sangha
    Bhikshuni, 2004 - present
    Traditional Vinaya Sangha Bhikshuni, translating Buddha dharma from Chinese to English
  • Xi Fang Temple
    tonsure & bhikshuni residency, 2001 - 2005
    2001 Sept arrival lay woman monastic living, tonsure May 8 2002 sramanerika precepts 2004 bhikshuni ordination, 2004-2005 bhikshuni residency, left with permission to reside in Iowa due to lack of available room.
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Iowa
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Webster City, IA - St. Andrews, Scotland - Arcadia, CA - Brooklyn, NY - Beijing, PR China - Gaoshiung, Taiwan
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