Tenzin Palmo, NYC June 2
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
The Contemplative Life for Women in the West
June 2, 2011
There are still a few seats available at Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo's teaching at E-Vam Institute in NYC. Jetsunma will teach on the challenges and considerations that women encounter in their practice of Dharma in the West. Whether you are old or young, experienced or just starting out on the Buddhist path, this talk is of immediate significance and concern for all people who are trying to pursue a path of self-transformation and sustained spiritual development in this quickly changing modern world.
Where: 1455 Lexington Avenue, Apt 2B, (@94th St), Manhattan
When: Thursday, June 2, 2011
Time: 7.00 - 9.00 pm (doors open at 6.00 pm)
To register, phone the office at (518) 392-6900 or email office@...
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo was raised in London. In 1964, at the age of twenty, she went to India to pursue her spiritual path and met her guru, the great Drukpa Kagyu lama, His Eminence the 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche and became one of the first Westerners to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. She remained with Khamtrul Rinpoche in Himachal Pradesh in northern India for six years and then undertook some intensive practice in the Himalayan valley of Lahaul in a small monastery, remaining in retreat during the long winter months. She then found a nearby cave that offered greater seclusion and a better place for practice and remained there for another twelve years, the last three in strict retreat. In the days of the great yogi Milarepa, there were many male and female yogic practitioners called Togden and Togdenma who followed the ascetic path to enlightenment. This lineage was almost lost during the Cultural Revolution and Tenzin Palmo is making a concerted effort to re-introduce the precious Togdenma lineage to her nunnery. Tenzin Palmo began the construction of Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery in 2001 and it is now nearing completion. Given the rare title Jetsunma in 2008 by H.H. the 12th Gyalwang Drukchen, in recognition of her spiritual achievements and efforts to promote the status of female practitioners, Tenzin Palmo spends most of the year at her nunnery and occasionally tours to give teachings and raise funds for the nuns.