Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Karma Lekshe Tsomo is a Buddhist nun, scholar and social activist. She is Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego, where she teaches Buddhism and World Religions. She is a co-founder of the Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women and the founding director of the Jamyang Foundation, which supports the education of women and girls in developing countries. She took novice precepts as a Buddhist nun in France in 1977, and full ordination in South Korea in 1982.