Ven Hong Yang introduces herself. She is the only resident Bhikshuni for the state of Iowa.
She is from Iowa and returned after leaving home right after 9/11/01 to respond to the cry of New York City's mayor for immediate arrival of counselors for their citizens.
Previously arranged a trip in August with Ven. Kuan Neng to visit his temple Xi Fang Temple in NYC Brookllyn.
She left and tonsured as novice on 5/8/02 then was accepted for full ordination as a bhikshuni in 12/2004 in Yuan Heng Temple, Gaoshiung Taiwan.
She a translator of the Taisho edition of the Mahayana Chinese Tripitaka.
Casual conversation between friends. Anything goes (almost).
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From one of our own ordained members here...