Buddhist woman priest will speak on campus Sept. 22

Denise Leong, a Buddhist woman priest, will discuss Buddhism Friday morning for Professor of Religion Brian Smith’s Comparative World Religions class. All are invited to attend.

The talk will run from 10:10 to 11 a.m. in Todd Wehr 113.

Leong was born and brought up in Milwaukee by Chinese immigrant parents. She retired after spending 42 years in the field of education as a middle/high school English teacher and basketball and track coach, professor of educational studies, and finally as the IT director of a public school district.

She has been practicing the Buddhist path since 2005, took her lay ordination vows in 2007 and was ordained a Zen Buddhist priest in 2010.


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