Ven. Ani Tenzin Kacho

Tenzin Kacho is an American Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition.  A student of Buddhism since 1971, she was ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1985.  The main teachers for Tenzin have been the Dalai Lama, Ven. Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, Ven. Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dhargye and Ven. Geshe Sonam Rinchen. She has been living and studying in Los Angeles, California under the direction of Ven. Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen, Spiritual Director of Thubten Shedrup Ling in Colorado Springs and Thubten Dhargye Ling in Los Angeles.

Tenzin-la occasionally resides at Geden Choeling, a Tibetan Nunnery in Dharamsala, India where she studies Buddha Dharma and Tibetan language as well as teaches English to resident nuns. Tenzin has also served as President of Thubten Dhargye Ling center in Los Angeles and as The Executive Secretary of the Southern California Buddhist Sangha Council

Tenzin-la completed her MA in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan language in December 2004 from Naropa University. She has also served as Buddhist Chaplain at the US Air Force Academy.,,

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