Ven. Thubten Nyima was born in Colombia and has lived in the United States for over 35 years.
She became interested in Buddhism in 2001 after meeting a tour of monks from the Ganden Shartse Monastery. In 2009 she took refuge with Ven. Thubten Chodron and Sravasti Abbey and became a regular participant in the Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life course.
Today Ven. Nyima contributes to the Abbey’s administrative functions as part of the Inviting Generosity/Publicity team. She is also a facilitator for Sravasti Abbey Friends Education (SAFE) distance learning courses and cares for the Abbey’s veggie garden.