was born in California, and took her first courses in Buddhism in Dharamsala, India in 1973. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in 1974. She has studied Buddhism with various teachers such as Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Thubten Yeshe, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. At the request of her teachers Ven Sangye Khadro began teaching in 1979, while living in England, and since then has taught in many countries around the world. She was a resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, in Singapore, for 11 years. In 1988 Sangye Khadro took the full ordination (bhikshuni) vows. She is the author of two books published by Wisdom Publications, How to Meditate, and Awakening the Kind Heart. She completed the Masters Program in Buddhist Studies at Istituto Lama Tsong Khapa, Italy, in 2013. She is a faculty member of the Human Spirit Psychoanalytic-Buddhist Training Program in Israel, and since early 2016 has been resident teacher at the Center for Wisdom and Compassion in Copenhagen, Denmark.