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Ven. Miao Zang

Venerable Miaozang is currently the Superintendent of Hsi Fang Temple and the President of San Diego Buddhist Association. She started her service in San Diego since October 2014.

She is born and raised in Malaysia. She joined Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order, based in Kaohsiung Taiwan in 2003 and made lifetime vow in renouncing as a Buddhist Monastic in Jan. 2006.

She was given the renounced name of Venerable Miaozang (Chinese name which means auspicious treasures). After four years’ Buddhist training, she graduated with distinction in Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies in Fo Guang Shan Tsung Lin University. After graduation, she was assigned in different Buddhist temples in Taiwan, serving the community by leading meditation and Buddhist practices. Then, she was assigned to serve at Hsi Lai Temple, Hacienda Heights, in 2009 to 2014 in teaching Buddhist studies and leading meditation retreats there. Also, there were consistent outreach to different educational institutions in sharing a few significant Buddhist celebrations, like Chinese New Year, Buddha’s Birthday, Sangha Day and etc. At the same time, she also volunteered in administration at the University of the West, located in Rosemead, Los Angeles, which is an affiliated higher education institution of Fo Guang Shan.