Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo was born in England in 1943 and went to India when she was 20 in search of a Buddhist master. She met Khamtrul Rinpoche, a high lama of the Drukpa Kagyu tradition, and soon became a nun. After some years with Khamtrul Rinpoche, she was directed by Rinpoche to a remote Himalayan valley, where she spent many years, first in a monastery and later in a cave. Three of these years were in a strict meditation retreat. During the 1990s, she was asked to start a nunnery to educate young women from Tibet and the Himalayan regions. She has traveled the globe since that time, teaching and raising awareness of the situation of nuns in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.