A public talk on Emotional Well-Being will be given by Buddhist nun Ven Sangye Khandro at the Henhayes Community Centre on Wednesday February 21st from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. Sangye Khandro, formerly known as Kathleen MacDonald is originally from California. She began studying Buddhism with Tibetan lamas in Dharamsala, India in 1973. The following year she became a nun in Nepal and received full ordination (bhikshuni) in 1988 and since then has been teaching Buddhism and meditation in various countries around the world.
Ven Sangye Khandro will talk about how to work with disturbing emotions, such as anger, attachment and jealousy and how to transform the mind so that it is more positive. She is one of the foremost Western teachers in the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) and author of How To Meditate and of Awakening The Kind Heart.
An experienced speaker and inspirational meditation leader, Ven Sangye Khandro has been resident teacher at the FPMT centre in Denmark since 2016. From 2008-2015 she followed the Masters Program at the Lama Tsong Khapa Institute in Italy, following on from 11 years in the Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore and two years as resident teacher at Buddha House in Australia. During her time in South Somerset, Ven Sangye Khandro is a guest of the Saraswati Buddhist Group who are locally based and are hosting the event at the Henhayes Community Centre. There is a suggested donation of £5 payable on the door.