The Dance of Anger and Wisdom, Online Teachings with guest teacher Ven. Khenmo Drolma

Upcoming Online Teachings with guest teacher Ven. Khenmo Drolma

The Dance of Anger and Wisdom

Saturday & Sunday, December 5 & 6, 2020, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

12/5 & 12/6, Saturday & Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
The Dance of Anger and Wisdom with Ven. Khenmo Drolma

May all sentient beings, especially those enemies who hate me, obstructors who harm me… have happiness…  May I swiftly establish them in perfect and precious Buddhahood.

Lord Jigten Sumgon’s direct pointing out of the very purpose of practice, begins every session.  Our dance with an enemy, the arising of anger and confusion, can become our source of equanimity and path of bodhicitta.  Using Shantideva’s timeless wisdom and profound sutra instructions, Khenmo Drolma will explore how to take this simple prayer to heart and live it as a continuous practice.

Ven. Khenmo Konchog Nyima Drolma is the abbess of Vajra Dakini Nunnery in Maine, U.S.A.  In 1997, she took her novice ordination with H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche in the Drikung Kagyu lineage and trained as a novice nun at Gampo Abbey in 1999, guided by Ven. Pema Chödrön in Nova Scotia, Canada. In 2002 she took full ordination as a Buddhist nun in Taiwan.  To read a detailed account of Khenmo’s cross-cultural ordination experience in her own words please click here.

Khenmo Drolma was an esteemed Professor of Sculpture at the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine, before becoming a Buddhist nun.  In 1993, she created this sculpture Qyan Yin, or She Who Hears the Cries of the World, with ceramic hands in the Giving or Compassion Mudra.  Qyan Yin is the female form of Avalokitesvara, the great bodhisattva of compassion, known also under different names in different languages: Chenrezig, Guanyin, Kwan Yin, Kannon…   Khenmo’s vision is that, in a community, we each become one of her hands.  The sculpture has been exhibited in US museums, and now it is being offered to support Vajra Dakini Nunnery’s new nuns residence in Portland, ME.  You will receive one of the original ceramic hands from this sculpture with a donation to support her Qyan Yin Project.  For more information on how to support, please go to:

To support TRTCC for offering this online teaching event with Khenmo Drolma please make a donation to support us. We thank you for your generous support so we can continue to maintain this center to provide dharma teachings and practices in the future. Suggested donation for this online teaching is $20 for each day and $30 for both days.  Please give what you can.  No one will be excluded for lacking funds.