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Tenzin Palmo

Writer Uses His Art to Fight for Tibetan Independence

Sophia Slater | Posted 02.11.2014 | Teen
Sophia Slater

With his red bandana, round glasses, and shoulder-length hair, activist, poet, and writer Tenzin Tsundue is often referred to as the "Tibetan Johnny Depp." He's one of the most recognizable faces in the Tibetan freedom movement, staging bold protests against the Chinese government.

Restoring Balance: Women's Wisdom For The Modern World

Michaela Haas | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion
Michaela Haas

"Even Tibetan masters are beginning to realize, if you want real devotion and focus, you have to look to the nuns," Tenzin Palmo says.

A Female Dalai Lama?

Michaela Haas | Posted 06.15.2013 | Religion
Michaela Haas

The papacy won't be a mamacy any time soon, but at least we know that Her Holiness is an option.

10 Tibetan Buddhist Women You Need to Know

Michaela Haas | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Michaela Haas

Many of us dream of exchanging our day-to-day responsibilities for a heartfelt life full of purpose, but few of us ever get around to doing something about it. The women featured here are the exception.

WATCH: Two Minutes Of Wisdom With Tenzin Palmo

Posted 03.08.2014 | Religion

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Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo: The Beauty of Educating Buddhist Nuns (VIDEO)

Posted 07.31.2011 | Religion

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo left England for India at the age of 20 to pursue her Buddhist training and becoming one of the first westerners to be ordained ...

2,500 Years After The Buddha, Tibetan Buddhists Acknowledge Women

Michaela Haas | Posted 07.18.2011 | Religion
Michaela Haas

It may come as a surprise to many that despite its peaceful and somewhat progressive image in the West, the Tibetan Buddhist tradition does not know full ordination for women.