Ven Sangye Khadro (Kathleen McDonald) is perhaps best-known for her best-seller ‘How to Meditate’ which is a great introduction to the process of meditation, and also a reliable manual of a series of powerful practices. She is also author of books on the four immeasurable thoughts of love, compassion, equanimity and joy, and on the ‘wholesome fear’ that is utilised in Buddhist teachings to encourage us to practise.
Born in California, Ven Sangye Khadro has been a buddhist nun for most of her adult life, and having studied first in Nepal and India, has since been resident teacher in FPMT centres in Singapore and Denmark, has spent a long time in retreat, has studied to the highest level in the FPMT Masters Programme, and continues to tour the world teaching Dharma and meditation.
Ven Sangye Khadro is a gentle, but powerful presence, speaking softly but with great authority, questioning dogma and seeking authentic solutions to the fundamental issues of life. She is open and engaging when sharing her experiences of tackling her inner challenges, without fear sharing her ‘imperfections’ with her audience. In the same spirit, she challenges the listener and questioner to look below the surface, and acknowledge delusion and afflictive emotions where they lurk in the shadow