Bhikshuni Heng Yi entered the monastic order in 1993 and was ordained in 1995 under the guidance of the late Venerable Master Hsuan Hua. She holds an MA in Asian Studies from California State University – Long Beach, and a PhD in Buddhist Studies from UCLA. Since 2011, she has been an Assistant Professor at Dharma Realm Buddhist University, teaching courses on Mahayana sutras and shastras. She has been a translator, reviewer, and translation team leader for the Buddhist Text Translation Society. She aspires to help develop a Buddhist Text Translation Institute as a space for those with talent in languages to be trained and to translate Buddhist texts as a form of spiritual practice.


B.A., San Francisco State University, 2005
M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2006
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2010


Assistant Professor, Dharma Realm Buddhist University, 2011–=
Director of International Institute for the Translation of Buddhist Texts (IITBT), 2015–


“Ten Dedications” Chapter 25 of Avatamsaka Sutra, 2012–
A second revised edition of Dharma Flower Sutra with commentary by Venerable Master Hsuan Hua, 2012–2017.