Tsunma Sherab Khandro

Tsunma Sherab Khandro is a nun in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, though her profound root lamas are both Kagyu and Nyingma. A long time practitioner, the sudden deaths of her husband, mother, father, and two dogs – all within a few months –propelled her to take monastic ordination to make the best use of her precious human birth for the benefit of beings. Formerly a lobbyist for international human rights, a slam poet, and glass artist, Sherab Khandro now offers counsel to those experiencing grief and loss. She leads practices for both Nyingma and Kagyu Dharma centers, works for the welfare of non-Himalayan Nuns as a volunteer with the ANHN, and is currently writing a book on the luminosity of grief.

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A Radiance of Nuns

Tsunma Sherab Khandro attended March’s Alliance of Non-Himalayan Nuns’ Gathering in Dharamsala, India. Here, she shares her experience and her perspective on the many challenges today’s nuns are faced with as they strive to uphold their vows, including lack of community and financial support.