Venerable Sangye Khadro (Kathleen McDonald) was born in California, US, in 1952. She took her first courses in Buddhist meditation in Dharamsala, India, in 1973 and took ordination in 1974. She lived with the community of Western monks and nuns at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, for 2 years, studyng and doing meditational retreat.
In 1978 she moved to England to continue her higher Buddhist studies, and in 1982 helped establish Dorje Pamo Nunnery in France. From 1985 to 1987, she taught in Australia, and then for a year in Nepal. In 1988 she took the Bhikshuni Ordination. She was the resident teacher of Amitabha Buddhist Centre and spiritual advisor for National University of Singapore Buddhist Societyin Singapore. She also gives teachings around the world.
Her book "How to Meditate", published in 1984, has been a continuous Buddhist best-seller since that time and it has been translated into 8 languages
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