Venerable Wuling (Shi Wuling) was born in 1946 in New York state. As a student of Venerable Master Chin Kung, she became a nun in Texas in 1997 and received full ordination in Taiwan. Venerable follows the Pure Land school of Mahayana Buddhism.
From 1998 to 2001, Venerable lectured in Singapore and Malaysia. In 1999, she was appointed Head of the Silent Voices translation team, which is now called the Pure Land Translation Team. She relocated to Australia in 2001. In 2004, she became Director of the Amitabha Buddhist Retreat Centre in Nanango, Australia, and was appointed Vice President of the Pure Land Learning College Association Inc. in Toowoomba, Australia.
From 2004 to 2007 Venerable was based primarily in Elkhart, Indiana, so she could help look after her mother who had recently moved here. During that time she also lectured in Australia, Asia, and North America.
After living in Australia from 2008 to late 2010, Venerable returned to the Buddhist Society of Elkhart for an extended visit. She continues to serve as the Resident Teacher of the Buddhist Society of Elkhart, Spiritual Advisor to the Amitabha Buddhist Retreat Centre, and Vice President of the Pure Land Learning College Association, Inc., as well as the Guiding Teacher for the Amitabha Pureland and Amitabha Gallery websites.
Venerable Wuling’s books include:
- Lundeeria: The Tale of a Journey to a Another Land, Courage, and Compassion
- Going Home to the Pure Land (editor and contributor)
- How Will I Behave Today and the Rest of My Life?
- Everything We Do Matters
- In One Lifetime: Pure Land Buddhism
- Awaken to the Buddha Within
- path to peace
- Heart of a Buddha (editor and contributor)
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