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Ani Kesang Palmo

Ani Kesang Palmo is from a farming family in Nyemo, to the west of Lhasa. She chose to leave Tibet in 1997 with five others from Rinpoche’s monastery, Rangjung Choten, because the Chinese pressured her as the senior nun there, interrogating her, forbidding her to practice and telling her she would have to cease being a nun. After a perilous and hungry three weeks of walking at night to remain undetected, she arrived in Nepal. She has done a three year retreat and enjoys teaching Tibetan and pujas. Ani Kesang Palmo is a puja umdze (chanting leader) at Tek Chok Ling where she wants to continue to be a nun and continue to study.