I’ve decided to offer my humble services teaching dharma and precepts in English to temples and monasteries. I’ve been encouraged by my dharma friends to start to let more Sangha know that I am now willing to travel to their way places. I’ve strongly believed in practicing one tradition during one’s monastic life and for me that is Chinese Buddhism. I’ve never dabbled or practiced other religions since taking refuge and five precepts. And since becoming a bhikshuni I have experienced the guidance of the Vinaya precepts that have given me such comfort and solidity in my daily life! I want people to understand that comfort and solidity is very important foundation for mind training. Refuge and 5 Precepts are the foundation for everyone’s practice and should be taken as the basic framework for their practice.
Sangha can see the difference and you can feel the difference in your daily life when you have precepts even as a householder. It does support you. It does benefit your mind training.
For those interested in having me talk you can contact me via email venhongyang (at) gmail.com and I will respond with information to help you decide to furnish an air ticket or a train ticket. I have freed up my fall to spring schedule, and will open my spring to summer to accommodate your scheduled events and services.
If you are Western people you may not understand how to sponsor Sangha to give dharma talks and precepts. You usually ask first then offer the transportation cost plus housing and dana monetary offering at the day’s end or end of event.
I only practice Chinese Buddhism and that’s the context of my Dharma talks and training/encouragement in Precepts (Refuge and 5 Precepts, next year qualified for VInaya Precepts and 8 Precepts giving training and ordination for monastics). I will only transmit the Dharmagupta lineage as that is the one I hold myself. I will not participate in multi-yana (Theravada, Mahayana combined lineages being offered as a choice to the candidates to pick one) ordinations ever, so don’t ask. I will only transmit my dharmagupta lineage ordination line with only dharmagupta lineage masters beside me and of proper numbers.