Venerable Thubten Nyima


Ven. Thubten Nyima was born in Colombia and has lived in the United States for over 35 years.

She became interested in Buddhism in 2001 after meeting a tour of monks from the Ganden Shartse Monastery. In 2009 she took refuge with Ven. Thubten Chodron and Sravasti Abbey and became a regular participant in the Abbe’s annual Exploring Monastic Life course.

Ven. Nyima moved to the Abbey from California in April of 2016, and took Anagarika precepts shortly thereafter. She received sramanerika and shiksamana ordination in March 2017.

Ven. Nyima has a B.S. degree in Business Administration/Marketing from California State University, Sacramento and a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Southern California. Her career spanned both private and public sectors. She has an adult daughter.

Ven. Nyima contributes to the Abbey’s administrative functions as part of the Inviting Generosity/Publicity team. She is also a facilitator for Sravasti Abbey Friends Education (SAFE) distance learning  courses and cares for the Abbey’s veggie garden.