Venerable Sangye Khadro


California-born, Ven. Sangye Khadro ordained as a Buddhist nun at Kopan Monastery  in 1974.

Ven. Sangye Khadro took the full (bhikshuni) ordination in 1988. While studying at Nalanda Monastery in France in the 1980s, she helped to start the Dorje Pamo Nunnery, along with Ven. Chodron.

Ven. Sangye Khadro has studied Buddhism with many great masters including  Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey, and Khensur Jampa Tegchok.

She began teaching in 1979 and was a resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore for 11 years.

She followed the Masters Program at  Lama Tsong Khapa Institute in Italy from 2008 – 2013, and was resident teacher at the FPMT center in Denmark from 2016-2017.

In 2017, Ven. Sangye Khadro led her first Abbey retreat on Dealing with Difficult Emotions as a guest teacher, then returned to offer several more teachings. The Abbey was delighted when she accepted our invitation to join the resident community in 2020. To our great benefit, and that of Abbey followers, she has taught regularly ever since.

Some of her courses and retreats include a Meditative Concentration retreat;  courses on Good Grief, Awakening a Kind Heart, and Peaceful Living, Peaceful Dying; and leading Green Tara and Chenrezig Retreats.

Ven. Sangye Khadro has authored several books, including the best-selling, How to Meditate, now in its 17th printing, which has been translated into thirteen languages.

See the complete play list of her extensive Abbey teachings on our YouTube channel.

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