Venerable Wuling was born in 1946 in New York state. As a student of Venerable Master Chin Kung, she became a nun in Texas in 1997 and received full ordination in Taiwan. Venerable follows the Pure Land school of Mahayana Buddhism.
From 1998 to 2001, Venerable lectured in Singapore and Malaysia. In 1998, she was appointed Head of Silent Voices, a translation team that is now called the Pure Land Translation Team. She relocated to Australia in 2001. In 2004, she became Director of the Amitabha Buddhist Retreat Centre in Nanango, Australia. She was also appointed Vice President of the Pure Land Learning College Association Inc. in Toowoomba, Australia in 2004.
From 2004 to 2007 Venerable was based primarily in Elkhart, Indiana, so she could help look after her mother who had recently moved here. During that time she also lectured in Australia, Asia, and North America.