A brief encounter with Chinese Mahayana Buddhism in college ignited Ying’s interest in Buddhism. In graduate school, Ying took refuge to become a Buddhist with Venerable Ji Ru. After graduating and moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Ying began her exploration of the Chinese Agamas and suttas in a Chinese Buddhist sangha. Since 2005 she has been practicing primarily at the Insight Meditation Center (IMC) under the guidance of Gil Fronsdal. The Pali Canon has been a source of inspiration for Ying’s practice and teachings. She currently facilitates a support group for people living with health challenges and co-leads Asian Dharma Circle with Lilu Chen at IMC. She also volunteers at the Insight Retreat Center and serves on the board of Sati Center. In recent years, Ying also practices and teaches at Dharma Ground under the guidance of Phillip Moffitt and Dana DePalma. Ying has a Ph.D. in computer science.