A Devoted Path

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Course Overview

A Devoted Path: Wisdom From Tibetan Buddhist Nuns features interviews with Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo and Tsunma Aileen Barry. Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, a Buddhist nun for 40-plus years, has been a leading pioneer in the advancement of women in Tibetan Buddhism. Tsunma Aileen, a Buddhist nun of 14 years, renounced her life as a householder to take up a life of service. This is an opportunity to sit with them, learn from them, and unpack broad questions surrounding meditation, compassion and forgiveness, prayer, and overcoming obstacles on the spiritual path. Anyone can benefit from these conversations, no matter their gender or path.

Certificate of completion

3 CEU’s Upon Completion

Self Paced Learning

Course Outline

2.5 hrs to complete

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Section 1
  • In this module, yoga teacher and researcher Molly Birkholm interviews Buddhist nun (bhikṣuṇī) Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo. They discuss mindfulness, developing gratitude, the difference between love and attachment, expanding our capacity to love, the benefits of meditation, and more.
  • In this module, Molly Birkholm and Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo continue the conversation. They speak about Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo's decision to become a nun, the importance of having women as spiritual leaders, the value of having a teacher, ways to discover if a teacher is right for you, the goal of spiritual practice, and more.
  • In this module, yoga teacher Serena Jetelina interviews Buddhist nun (bhikṣuṇī) Sunma Aileen. They speak about how Sunma Aileen became a nun, intuition and prayer, meditation misconceptions, and more. The overarching topic of their conversation is the role that women play in spirituality as both leaders and seekers.

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Meet Your Teachers

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Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo was born in England in 1943 and named Diane Perry. At the age of 18, she realized... Read more
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Tsunma Aileen Barry
Tsunma Aileen Barry, Irish born, traveled to India in 1991. While there, she studied homeopathy, then... Read more

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This course is entirely self- paced, allowing you to learn at your convenience.There are no imposed deadlines or time constraints for Course completion.
No prerequisites are required; this course is open to anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and practice.
No, the course is accessible to all individuals interested in enriching their understanding and practice of yoga.Yoga teaching certification is not a prerequisite.

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