Llundup Damcho

Llundup Damcho (Dianna Finnegan) was ordained as a getsulma, or novice nun, in 1999. She studied Buddhist philosophy for seven years with Geshe Lhundup Sopa, her preceptor, and produced the English translation of the Sanghata Sutra. In 2009, she received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, working on Sanskrit and Tibetan narratives about Buddha’s female disciples. She is a student of the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa, and lives in north India in the Dharmadatta Nuns’ Community (www.nunscommunity.net), which was founded by and for Western women and is guided by the Karmapa.

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I Will Do It

Llundup Damcho reports on the Seventeeth Karmapa’s vow to reinstate full ordination for women in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.