Venerable Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Bhikshuni Karma Lekshe Tsomo grew up in Hawaii and received her M.A. in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii in 1971. She studied for five years at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives and several years at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, both in Dharamsala, India. In 1977, she received sramanerika ordination and in 1982 bhikshuni ordination. She is a founding member of Sakyadhita, the founder of Jamyang Choling Nunnery in Dharamsala, and is currently completing her Ph.D. at the University of Hawaii.

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Portrait of Bhikshuni Karma Lekshe Tsomo
Blossoms of the Dharma

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Cover of the book Preparing for Ordination.
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