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Sangye Khandro

Sangye Khandro In 1971 Sangye Khandro traveled to Dharamsala, India where she was fortunate enough to meet H.H. the Dalai Lama and begin formal Dharma studies.  At this time the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala had opened its doors to Western students and Sangye entered as one of the first.  Throughout the next seven years, Sangye traveled to India and Nepal annually to continue her studies of the Buddhist teachings and Tibetan language.

Between 1973 and 1977 Sangye lived and taught at the Nechung Drayang Ling Buddhist Temple in Hawaii, which she helped to establish.  During this period, she assisted in bringing many renowned teachers to the Hawaiian Islands.  It was there that Sangye met the Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche and their friendship began in the midst of an illness that nearly took his life.  Sangye became the Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche's primary translator and together they established Yeshe Nyingpo Buddhist centers in California and Oregon under the auspices of His Holiness Düdjom Rinpoche.  For the next two decades Sangye continued her studies, spent much time in retreat, and acted as translator for many great teachers, accompanying them on numerous teaching tours throughout the world.

In 1999, Sangye helped to establish Light of Berotsana, a nonprofit organization for English and Tibetan translators.  Currently, Sangye dedicates her time to Light of Berotsana and the translation of essential texts drawn from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

For more information visit: http://www.berotsana.org/


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