Venerable Jian-Mao attained her higher education in Taiwan with a degree in Physics and a master in Economic Development and then attained a doctorate degree in Religious Studies in Sichuan University in China.
In 1996 she was ordained under Venerable Master Wei-Chueh at Chung Tai Chan Monastery in Taiwan. Prior to coming to the USA she served as an instructor at the Female Buddhist Institute and as abbess at several branch monasteries of the Chung Tai Chan Monastery.
She has been serving as the abbess of Buddha Mind Monastery, a U.S. branch of Chung Tai in Oklahoma City, since 2007. With many years of religious training in Zen Buddhism and deep understanding of Chinese Buddhism and other various religious fields, she vows to bring the ancient yet timeless wisdom of Buddhism to America’s melting pot of cultures.