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“My feeling is that in the future well-trained nuns
will have an increasingly important role to play
in upholding the sacred Dharma
and we are committed to helping this come about.”

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

“When I was staying in a small monastery in Lahaul
I saw for myself that nuns, however intelligent and devoted, had no opportunity to study
and no access to higher teachings.”

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

"It made me so sad because the monks were given all the teachings and put into retreats while the nuns were overlooked and treated as servants."

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

“When we stop hoping and fearing – hoping everything will go right, fearing everything will go wrong –
and just open ourselves to accept whatever happens,
it’s a tremendous inner relief.”

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

“Simple doesn’t mean easy.
To make our minds extremely simple is very difficult,
because our minds enjoy being very complicated.”

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

“Genuine practice is beyond trying.
It is letting go, letting go, letting go.
Relaxed, spacious, open but very awake.
That's the true effort. The true effort is to be effortless.”

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

“Usually the one place we never look is our own mind.”

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

“All our problems ultimately come back to our own mind. And so, we have to get to know that mind
before we can transform it.
The only way to get to know it is to look at it.”

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

“I fully support this project
because I have believed for many years that it is important to set up nunneries of high standard
where the study of Dharma is emphasized.”

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

“I am particularly happy that this project is being undertaken by Bhikshuni Tenzin Palmo…
I wish and pray for the success of her project.”

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

“Buddhism is about waking up –
and right now we urgently need to wake up to the vital role that women must play in propagating and upholding the Dharma in the modern world through their study, practice and social outreach.”

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

“My sincere hope is that women and men may learn to put aside their inherited gender biases and together realise and uphold the precious Buddhadharma for the sake of all beings and the future generations.”

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

“A large part of our practice is to recognise where our weaknesses are, where our difficulties are and to take them and use them as our path.
If we were all so perfect we wouldn’t need a path.”

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo