Each year, TIME magazine releases its list of who they consider the 100 “most influential people in the world,” and this year two important female Buddhists make the list.
73-year-old Dharma Master Cheng Yen makes the list as fearless head of the Tzu Chi Foundation. Click here to read her TIME profile.
Nobel Peace Prize winner and Theravada Buddhist Aung San Suu Kyi also appears on the list. Giving her the label “freedom fighter,” TIME highlights her work as the leader of Burma’s democracy movement. Click here to read her profile in TIME.
For further reading, the article “Grace Under Pressure” from Buddhadharma’s Summer 2008 issue explores the situation in Burma and Aung San Suu Kyi’s work to make change there.