Karma Lekshe Tsomo is a professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego, where she teaches Buddhism, World Religions, and Comparative Religious Ethics. She studied Buddhism in Dharamsala, India, for fifteen years and received a doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Hawaii. She is a founder and past president of Sakyadhita: International Association of Buddhist Women, and director of Jamyang Foundation, an innovative education project for women in developing countries.
When Machig Labdrön asked Padampa Sangye how to best serve sentient beings, he answered:
“Approach that which you find repulsive,
Whoever you think you cannot help, help them,
Go to the places that scare you, like cemeteries,
Find the Buddha inside yourself.”
One thousand years later,...
by Michele Levey
Creating a field of loving kindness is a very powerful meditation for daily life. Loving kindness and a good heart create the most powerful protection. The red cord that lamas give as a blessing during ceremonies actually stands for loving kindness. Buddha Shakyamuni was...
The following article is from the Autumn, 1987 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.
Tibetan nuns, though fewer than monks, have always been significant in the religious fabric of Tibetan...