This website offers information about Venerable Amy Miller (Lobsang Chodren), a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition. Venerable Amy teaches and leads retreats and pilgrimages around the world.                              

Upcoming Programs:


The 2018 Lawudo Pilgrimage and Retreat is now full. If you are interested in joining the wait list, please contact lawudopilgrimage@gmail.com. Due to the incredible interest we received about this journey, there is a strong possibility Ven. Amy will lead another one in October 2020.

Here are some upcoming schedule highlights. Please see full list and description of programs under “Teaching Schedule” tab.

Lawudo Pilgrimage and Retreat, Solu Khumbu (Mount Everest region)
October 5 – 22:
Have you ever had the wish to trek in Nepal or visit pilgrimage sites in the Kathmandu Valley? I am planning to lead  a most worthwhile journey including a 3-day meditation retreat at Lawudo (see Lawudo.com) in the Solu Khumbu (Mt. Everest) region of Nepal.  (program is FULL, high probability to lead another one in 2020. If interested please write to: lawudopilgrimage@gmail.com)

Himalayan Buddhist Meditation Center
Meditation, Mindfulness, and Making Life Meaningful
October 23, 10am – 4pm

New York (Shantideva Center)  
New Year’s Weekend Vajrasattva Purification Retreat and All-Night Tara Practice
December 28, 2018 – January 1, 2019: Special Programs to ring in the New Year!


Vajrapani Institute
Kopan West Retreat
March 23 – 30




New York Area
Shantideva Meditation Center 
at Garrison Institute, Garrison, New York

Fifth Annual Meditation Retreat
Sept 27 – 29

More on Lawudo Pilgrimage below:

Click here for detailed itinerary and registration information.

Please enjoy the slideshow below to get a taste of this special experience.

Buddhism in a Nutshell new e-book available at http://shop.fpmt.org/Buddhism-in-a-Nutshell-eBook_p_2615.html Also included is a free code for the FPMT Online Learning Center course that contains downloadable audio files of the course as taught by Ven. Amy Miller.

Are you looking for a general overview of the Buddhist path in the Tibetan tradition? Have a look at Buddhism in a Nutshell, an FPMT* publication co-authored by Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Venerable Amy Miller. This book includes an 11-hour audio CD of Venerable Amy teaching this course that is part of the FPMT online learning center.

You can order the book here and the online course here.

Buddhism in a Nutshell

Buddhism in a Nutshell


*Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition


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