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United States


I am currently a Shambhala Vajrayana practicitioner (SSA10), and spend time volunteering for the dharma and also various cancer organizations.

I have been practicing the dharma since 1982, and have been a monastic since 2004. I have lived at Gampo Abbey, and been staff at Shambhala Mountain Center, secretary for the Great Stupa and summer staff for Dorje Denma Ling. I am presently Center Chopon for Karme Choling.


I identify strongly with “warrior in the world” which has led me to live where I can be of service to the dharma. I find that all I really want to do is practice and help others.

I am so happy to finally be doing this retreat!

Main teachers

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


Eleven years ago, breast cancer interrupted my Three Year Retreat at Sopa Choling and I was not able to attend the third year. At that time, Thrangu Rinpoche, my preceptor, recommended in his kindness that I do the remaining practices when it became possible.

In 2011, health and circumstances arose, and I was able to complete the first of these practices.

On December 14th, 2019 I started the second practice at Karme Choling as an inhouse-retreatant. This is an Avalokiteshvara/Compassion practice. The intention is to also finish the final practice, which is a protector intensive.

The retreat will be roughly 4 months long.


My offering is to continue to be of help, especially in support the dharma and those who are ill. I feel that this retreat, especially the compassion practice, will enrich my capability to be of service to everyone.

Cost breakdown

In-house retreatant fees and food at Karme Choling: $2400
Retreat supplies: $400
7% PayPal fee: $196
4% Offering Bowl donation: $112

Funding until

18 April 2020 (Ended)

Amount Requested





Recent donations

  • May you be of great benefit to all beings!

    - Janice

  • Thanks for undertaking this tremendous effort!

    - Dungkar Sangpo