Bhikshuni Heng Hsien

Bhikshuni Heng Hsien
Professor Emerita, Board of Trustees, Emeritus Faculty

Bhikshuni Heng Hsien is a founding faculty member of the Dharma Realm Buddhist University. She is a native of California and was ordained in San Francisco in 1972, at the original Gold Mountain Monastery. As Emerita Professor, Heng Hsien Shi maintains her connections with the students and faculty of DRBU in many ways. After serving for many decades, she is an Honorary member on both the DRBA Board of Directors and the DRBU Board of Trustees, and continues to be active in the Buddhist Text Translation Society. She holds a Ph.D. in South and South East Asian Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.


B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1964
M.A., Brandeis University, 1965
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1975


Professor, Dharma Realm Buddhist University, 1976–2005
Vice President for Financial Affairs, Dharma Realm Buddhist University, 1976–1982
Dean of Academics, Dharma Realm Buddhist University, 1990–1991 and 1993–1998
Professor Emerita, Dharma Realm Buddhist University, 2005–
Board of Directors, Dharma Realm Buddhist Association, 1972–
Board of Trustees, Dharma Realm Buddhist University, 1976–