California-born, Ven. Sangye Khadro ordained as a Buddhist nun at Kopan Monastery in 1974, and took the full (bhikshuni) ordination in 1988. She has studied Buddhism with many great masters including Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey, and Khensur Jampa Tegchok. She began teaching in 1979 and was a resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore for 11 years. She has authored several books, including the best-selling, How to Meditate, now in its 17th printing. She is presently visiting as a long-term guest at Sravasti Abbey.