While taking a break from political organizing in Washington, DC, Amy Miller (Ven. Losang Chodren) first encountered Tibetan Buddhism in the spring of 1987 during a course at Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Since then, she has spent a great deal of time engaged in meditation retreats, study, teaching, and Buddhist center management in India, Nepal and the United States.
From 1992-1995 she managed Tse Chen Ling Center in San Francisco, California after which she served as director of Vajrapani Institute, also in California, from 1995-2004. From 1998-2002, she was also the manager of the Lawudo Retreat Fund, which supports the center in which the sacred cave of Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche is located in the Mt. Everest region of Nepal. In 2004, she completed a seven-month solitary retreat in California. For most of 2005 and 2006, she organized international teaching tours for and traveled with the esteemed Tibetan Buddhist master, Ven. Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche. Amy has also had the good fortune to visit Tibet in 1987 and again in 2001 as a pilgrimage leader for the Institute of Noetic Science in the United States. She has also led pilgrimages in India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sikkim for the Liberation Prison Project.
Amy was ordained as a Buddhist nun in June 2000 by the great Tibetan master, Ven. Choden Rinpoche, and has been teaching extensively since 1992. Her teaching style emphasizes a practical approach to integrating Buddhist philosophy into everyday life. She is happy to help people connect with meditation and mindfulness in an effort to gain a refreshing perspective on normally stressful living.
Amy is the co-author of Buddhism in a Nutshell, and a contributor to Living in the Path, a series of online courses produced by the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).
From 2008-2014, Amy was Director of Milarepa Center in Barnet, Vermont.
Presently, Amy continues to teach around the world.Visit Ven. Amy's personal website