Venerable Tenzin Namdrol

Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1934, Bhikshuni Tenzin Namdrol met the Dharma in 1974, after returning with her five sons to Brazil from Mozambique, her adopted country. In 1987, she began to study with Zopa Rinpoche in India and later opened the Dorje Jigje Center for Buddhist Studies in Rio de Janeiro. Ordained as a sramanerika in 1996, she resided at Gampo Abbey before going to Plum Village in 1998 to receive bhikshuni ordination from Thich Nhat Hanh. She plans to return to Plum Village in 2000 to begin a five-year monastic training program.

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Portrait of Bhikshuni Tenzin Namdrol.
Blossoms of the Dharma

Blossoming in Plum Village

A nun discusses entering the 5-year monastic training with the core community at Thich Nhat…

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