The Current State of Buddhism in China, a lecture by Venerable Dr. Yifa.
Venerable Dr. Yifa, Ph.D （依法法師）(b. 1959) is a Taiwanese Buddhist nun, scholar, and writer. Ordained by the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order in 1979, Yifa holds a law degree from the Taiwan National University, a masters in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii and a doctorate in religious studies from Yale University. She served as a department head and dean of University of the West during her tenure. She is the current director of the Woodenfish Program for college students.