Born in Taiwan in 1958, she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Queens College, CUCY in New York. Ven. Mankuang was ordained as a Buddhist Nun in 1988 at Hsi Lai Temple, Hacienda Heights, CA. She taught Buddhist Art and History of Indian and Chinese Buddhism in Buddhist College in Fo Guang Shan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan for 6 years. She also has been serving as Editor-in-chief of The Awakening and Universal Gate Magazines for 15 years. Ven. Mankuang served as the Abbess of the Boston branch temple for 7 years (2004 -2011) in Cambridge, MA, then spent two years in the Meditation Training Program (2011 – 2012) in Fo Guang Shan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan followed by two years in the Buddha Memorial Center (2012 – 2014), also in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Beginning in October of 2014 she has been serving as the Director of Hsi Lai Temple, Hacienda Heights.