Recent Articles

Tenzin Palmo: There is nothing a woman can’t accomplish
by Dominique Butet & Olivier Adam
Lion’s Roar (formerly Shambhala Sun) December 7, 2016
Profile of Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

The Sacred Feminine: An Interview with Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
by Or Shahar
Freedom Yoga November 2016

Waking Up to Patriarchy
Lion’s Roar (formerly Shambhala Sun) January 2016
In an event at the Rubin Museum of Art, feminist trailblazers Gloria Steinem and Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo talk candidly about the personal challenges they’ve faced, the progress they’ve seen, and why there’s still more to be done.

Feminism Awakens In Himalayan Buddhist Art and Meditation
by G. Roger Denson
The Huffington Post January 2015
An article about the DGL Temple Painting, and Jetsunma’s decision to represent female practitioners so prominently.

Shamatha Meditation: Q&A with Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
by UB Hawthorn
The Mindful Word September 2014
Jetsunma’s thoughts on shamatha meditation.

Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery
by Dharma Eye (Images and text, Victoria Knobloch)
Buddhistdoor Global October 2014
A photo-feature on the DGL Nuns.

Older Articles

Articles from 2011

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo on Happiness
Tricycle Magazine November 2011
An on-line retreat on the eight worldly concerns, led by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo and featuring extracts from her book Into the Heart of Life.

Lighten Up
By Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
Lion’s Roar (formerly Shambhala Sun) February 2011

An Interview with Jetsünma Tenzin Palmo
By Craig Kaufman
Mandala Magazine January 2011

Articles from 2009

Full Bloom – A profile of Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
By John Malkin
Ascent Magazine June 2009
PDF of this article available here.

I spent 12 years in a cave
The Guardian May 2009

The World Needs Yoginis!
Northwest Dharma Magazine January 2009
It was the Northwest’s great fortune to be included on Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo’s last teaching tour in the United States. Due to the vision of Ani Gilda Paldrön Taylor of the Portland Sakya Center for Tibetan Buddhism, Jetsunma accepted an invitation to teach in Oregon. A sizeable audience at the Portland Dharma Center reflected various Vajrayana lineages, Zen practitioners and the wider community from both Washington and Oregon.
The World Needs Yoginis!

Articles from 2006 to 2008

Mindful Happiness
Nova Magazine June 2008
Rosamund Burton meets an extraordinary woman embodying faith, perseverance and the pursuit of happiness for others.
Mindful Happiness

Listening to an Inner Voice – interview with Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
By Steve Walden
The Age (Australia) May 2008
Includes a multimedia presentation which features material from Jetsunma’s last visit to Australia.
Listening to an Inner Voice

Buddhist nun in Israel to teach meditation – Interview
By Ryan Nadel
Jerusalem Post October 2006
Buddhist nun in Israel to teach meditation

Realizing the Potential of Nuns: Interview with Tenzin Palmo
By Di Cousens
Gentle Voice September 2006
Realizing the Potential of Nuns

Lady Buddha – The contemporary ground of women’s spirituality
By Swati Chopra
Resurgence August 2006
Lady Buddha; The contemporary ground of women’s spirituality

Published Conference Papers

The situation of Western Monastics
by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
This paper about the situation of Western monastics ordained in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition was presented at the first Conference for Western Buddhist Teachers with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, March 1993. Reprinted in the book Blossoms of the Dharma, and here on Thubten Chodron’s website.

A brief overview of the situation for Nuns in the Tibetan tradition in exile
by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
The “1st International Congress on Buddhist Women’s Role in the Sangha: Bhikshuni Vinaya and Ordination Lineages” was held at the University of Hamburg from July 18-20, 2007

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