Buddhist teacher presenting in North Bay

By Kate Adams, BayToday.ca, November 02, 2009

Ontario, Canada -- Khenmo Drolma, abbess of the Vajra Dakini Nunnery in Bristol, VT will be in North Bay November 4-7 for presentations at Nipissing University and Emmanuel United Church.

For years Khenmo was an innovator in the fields of art and healing, creating the Art in Service program at the Maine College of Art and serving as an Art Fellow at the Connecticut Hospice.

She has traveled and lived in India, Canada and Taiwan, working in the area of Tibetan arts and meditating in lengthy silent retreats. She directed the creation of original art for Songsten Library in India, leading an international team of artists.

This included a three storey decorative entrance, 40 murals, chapels and a life sized bronze equestrian statue. In the process she became the first western abbess of a Buddhist nunnery, and was assigned to create the first Western nunnery in the US, located in Vermont. See www.vajradakininunnery.org for more information.

Khenmo will be speaking on healing, transformative art at Nipissing University, Rm H104 on Wednesday, Nov 4, 7-9:00 pm and conducting a day-long workshop on compassion and mindfulness on Saturday, Nov 7 at Emmanuel United Church from 9:30-3:30. All are welcome.