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The Wisdom Seat Welcomes Venerable Tenzin Dasel

Two Events: April 14 and 15

Tsunma Tenzin Dasel, born Lisa V. Blake, became a Tibetan Buddhist nun at mid-life after a career in education and social justice. Her interest in a spiritual life began early in her life through a love of the outdoors and questioning the suffering she witnessed around her. This led to a search for deeper meaning and purpose and formal study of meditation in the Buddhist tradition, culminating in enrolling in theological seminary and becoming ordained by His Holiness Dalai Lama as a Tibetan Buddhist nun in 2017.   
 
She is spiritual director of Tashi Gatsel Ling in Maine and former attendant to Jetsunma Palmo Rinpoche, (author of four books, including Heroic Heart: A Commentary on the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva). She is co-director of the Alliance of Non-Himalayan Nuns (ANHN). She travels widely leading meditation workshops and retreats in the US and internationally, where she is appreciated for her warmth, humbleness, and sense of humor.

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    Jun 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
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    A Mindful Gathering with Stephanie Tade
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    Tue, May 14
    Zoom
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    Zoom Link Sent When You Register
    Apr 16, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
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    Join us as a sangha for an open discussion about the notion of a “drala landing pad” with Michael Carroll. This is a change in topic from our original plan for this evening. We will discuss the 3 Year Retreat at another time.
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    Apr 14, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Pawo Khandro Ling, 209 Engle Dr, Wallingford, PA 19086, USA
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    Zoom
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    Zoom
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