Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo is a bhikṣuṇī in the Drukpa Lineage of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. She is an author, teacher, and founder of the Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery in Himachal Pradesh, India.
Jetsunma is one of the first Western women to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. A woman’s rights activist, she has spent 12 years in strict retreat in one of the Himalayan caves, authored books, opened a nunnery, and vowed enlightenment.
To find out more about Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo’s life, read Vicki Mackenzie’s biography Cave in the Snow published by Bloomsbury, and see the ‘Cave in the Snow’ DVD directed by Liz Thompson and narrated by Rachel Ward. https://www.tenzinpalmo.com