Aug 26, 2010-- At the age of 20, Venerable Master Tenzin Palmo left her home in London to pursue her spiritual path. She eventually became one of the first Westerners to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. In 1976, seeking more seclusion and better conditions for practice, she found a cave in the Himalayan Valley of Lahaul, where she lived for 12 years, the last three in strict retreat. Now the founder of Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery, she is a soft, lucid and powerful voice offering females greater opportunities for spiritual growth. "She's important because she's absorbed the great teachings of Tibetan Buddhism and communicates them through a Western mind," remarks Christopher Sohnly. (3576 reads)
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