Staff - Ani Chodron

Ani Chodron, 41, was ordained in 2004. Ani Chodron is among Lama’s first disciples, having met him in 1994.“By 2004, I had known Lama for a decade already. I experienced Lama’s kindness and I always wanted to be of service to him. Because I was working shifts, I could not actively help Lama and the temple. It was then that Lama told me that if I really wanted to be of service to the Buddhadharma, I should consider becoming a nun. With no one to hold me back, as my parents had passed away before I met Lama, I decided to do just that. I am really grateful to Lama and to Thekchen Choling. Without them, I would never be able to practise Dharma in this capacity.”