Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo Toronto 2020 Tickets


Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo will be visitng Toronto and Teaching July 31st, Aug. 1st and August 2nd at The Multi-Faith Centre, University of Toronto.

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In 1963, at the age of 20, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo went to India. In Dharamshala, India, in 1964, she became one of the first westerners to be ordained a Tibetan Buddhist nun. She remained with her teacher, H.E. Khamtrul Rinpoche and his community for six years where she eventually entered a monastery. Being the only woman amongst hundreds of monks, she began her battle against the prejudice that has excluded women from enlightenment for thousands of years. Then in northern India under the direction of her teacher H.E. Khamtrul Rinpoche, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo lived in a cave at 10,000 feet. In 1976 she secluded herself in this remote cave 13,000 feet up in the Himalayas, where she stayed for 12 years between the ages of 33 and 45. In this mountain hideaway she faced unimaginable cold, wild animals, floods, snow and rock falls, grew her own food and slept in a traditional wooden meditation box, three feet square, Following the strict traditional retreat instructions and guidelines she never lay down. In 1988 she emerged from the cave with a determination to build a nunnery in northern India to support the spiritual life of women practitioners, the nun’s, and revive the Togdenma lineage, a long-forgotten female spiritual elite.