In this first interview of the Lighthouse Dialogues, author Vicki Mackenzie enters in conversation with Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo: a Buddhist nun who has taught Dharma internationally and is the founder of Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery in Tashi Jong, India. Her life is the subject of Vicki Mackenzie’s book Cave in the Snow.
In this dialogue, Jetsunma and Vicki discuss how to connect our hart with our rational mind, what it means to be a monastic in the 21st century, how psychic pollution is as urgent as environmental pollution, and how to bring more mindfulness and joy into our lives.
The Lighthouse Dialogues is a series of new events, organised in collaboration with Jamyang Buddhist Centre London and Science & Wisdom LIVE. Twice or thrice a year, author Vicki MacKenzie will interview spiritual ‘lighthouses’, i.e. inspiring and profoundly wise contemplative practitioners, who could function as a lighthouse – a beacon of light and understanding – for others. The interviews are accessible to the general public via LiveStream, and will also be recorded and made freely available on our Podcast and YouTube channels.