Honour Roll

Cultural & Community Building Award - 2017

Venerable Ru Yi


Venerable Ru Yi is the superintendent of IBAA Chatswood Buddhist Centre. She is an ordained Buddhist nun from the Fo Guang Shan Monastery, one of the largest Buddhist monastery and charity organisation in Taiwan. Since moving to Chatswood in December 2013, she has worked diligently to promote social harmony and peace by engaging with the local community and participating in local events and cultural programs.

She has led mediation and Tai Chi sessions at the Art Gallery of NSW, and provided event management expertise for a Chinese calligraphy and Ikebana exhibition at The Concourse Civic Pavilion.

She has been a vital source of emotional support and counselling for many who are going through difficult times, and coordinated scripture classes and religious studies for school students.