Ven. Sangye Khadro was born Kathleen McDonald in California in 1952 and has been a Tibetan Buddhist nun since 1974. In the last four decades, she has been travelling around the world, teaching, studying and doing retreats. An inspiring role model and a wise counsel, Ven. Sangye Khadro is one of the foremost teachers of Buddhism in the West today. Her warm, gentle and unassuming manner of teaching paired with her ability to present the Dharma in a contemporary and personal way has been touching and transforming the hearts of spiritual seekers around the world. Kathleen is also the author of the best-selling Dharma book ‘How to Meditate’, an excellent introduction and beautifully simple guide book on Buddhist meditation, and also ‘Awakening the Kind Heart: How to Meditate on Compassion’.
“The main reason I wanted to get ordained is that I felt that the Dharma – especially the path of developing bodhicitta, becoming enlightened to help all beings – was the most beautiful, wonderful thing I had ever encountered and I wanted to dedicate my life to learning and practising it.”
Ven Sangye Khadro
Find out more from this interview with Sangye Khadro here
Listen to her recorded teachings here