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Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo



Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo (born Diane Perry) is an English Tibetan Buddhist author, teacher, and founder of the Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery in India. She was one of the first westerners in the world to be ordained as a Tibetan monastic, and she remains dedicated to promoting the rights of female spiritual practitioners.

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
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Tenzin Palmo: The Nature of the Mind

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Waking Up to Patriarchy

You might think being a nun is very difficult and restrictive, but for them, ironically, it’s actually freedom from the alternative, which would be to get married, have a child every other year, work in the fields, work in the home, take care of their aged families, often while married to someone...

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Tenzin Palmo: Essential Buddha Nature

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo speaks on Buddha Nature, happiness, and kindness.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageWhen we are angry, when we are excited, when we are depressed, when we are elated, we are completely submerged in and identified with those thoughts and feelings. This is why we suffer. We suffer because we are completely identified with our thoughts and feelings and we think this is me.

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An Interview with Jetsünma Tenzin Palmo

“The head nun just started crying. Of course I like to make offerings and to honor. But in 20 years of doing this … it’s all been males. This is the first time I’ve had the opportunity to honor a female.” - Head nun, Drupka nunnery about Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

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Tenzin Palmo Jetsunma - the Difference Between Genuine Love and Attachment

Tenzin Palmo Jetsunma interviewed about romanticism that makes us confuse genuine love with attachment - and how it causes suffering in relationships.

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Into the Heart of Life

In this book, one of the most respected Western figures of contemporary Buddhism, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, offers insights gleaned from more than forty years of engagement with Buddhist practice.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageUltimately, there is light and love and intelligence in this universe. And we are it, we carry that within us, its not just something out there, it is within us and this is what we are trying to re-connect with, our original light and love and intelligence.

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No Excuses

There are no obstacles, just opportunities. Take them now.

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Get Real! Wise Women Speak

Explores the value and meaning of women's lives as they age.

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