Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo in Maine, July 2020

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo was born in London, England and became one of the first Westerners to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun.  She lived for 12 years in a remote Himalayan cave, developing the profound store of wisdom that she expresses in her teaching today.  For the last 15 years, Jetsunma has focused on establishing Dongyu Gatsel Ling Nunnery in India. 

In 2008 Tenzin Palmo was given the rare title of Jetsunma, which means Venerable Master, by His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa, in recognition of her spiritual achievements as a nun and her efforts in promoting the status of female practitioners in Tibetan Buddhism.  

On July 25 and 26, 2020, Tashi Gatsel Ling Buddhist Center is honored to bring renowned Tibetan Buddhist Teacher, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo to the Maine Coast Waldorf School in Freeport, Maine.  This two-day teaching will focus on the Mahamudra: Khamtrul VIII Rinpoche Teaching. Both days will include a morning (10AM – 12 PM) and an afternoon (2PM – 5PM) session.  Please note that there is a two-hour break for lunch on your own. 

You can access the learning material here:

The suggested donation for this two-day teaching is $200.  To register, submit this amount to Tashi Gatsel Ling Buddhist Center via the donate button or by mailing a check to TGLBC, P.O. Box 1883, Gray, Maine 04039.  Registration for this event will close on July 1, 2020, or as soon as we have reached capacity. All donations will be forwarded to the Dongyu Gatsal Ling Initiatives, a non-profit organization run by volunteers to support Jetsunma’s many noble projects in India and Tibet.

TGLBC is offering a limited number of scholarships to attend this event. If the full retreat cost would create an undue financial burden, please send a letter of request to explaining the amount of the scholarship you are requesting and why you would like to attend this teaching.  Please include “Scholarship request” in the subject line of your email. The deadline for scholarships is July 1st and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.   

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