Ven. Sangye Khadro

Ven. Sangye Khadro taught a weekend retreat, Dealing with Difficult Emotions, at the Abbey in 2017.

California-born, Ven. Sangye Khadro ordained as a Buddhist nun at Kopan Monastery  in 1974, and is a longtime friend and colleague of Abbey founder Ven. Thubten Chodron.

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 has been resident teacher at the FPMT centre in Denmark since 2016, and from 2008-2015, she followed the Masters Program at the Lama Tsong Khapa Institute in Italy.

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