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 Retreats:

New York City
Wake Up Time: Establishing a Path to Peace and Contentment in Challenging Times
hosted by (Shantideva Meditation Center)
November 11: 10am – 5pm
November 12: 1 – 6pm
Isn’t it tiring trying to get ahead of all of your daily activities? We’re often like hamsters on an endlessly-spinning wheel. Wouldn’t you like to insert a realistic and positive change to the system? What about treating yourself to some delectable meditation? If not now…then when? It’s wake up time! Join this delightful retreat experience and explore a variety of guided meditations that will enhance your happiness, wholeness and peace of mind. 

Please click HERE for detailed information and registration


New York Area
Shantideva Meditation Center
Nyung Né Purification Retreat
January 12, 7pm – January 15, 11am
Menla Retreat Center, Phoenicia, NY
Details to follow






South Florida
Quieting the Mind: First Annual Meditation Retreat in Florida at Casa San Carlos, Delray Beach
hosted by Namdrol Ling Study Group (Miami)
February 2 – 4
Are you curious about meditation or are wanting to establish a consistent meditation practice? Join this delightful and practical retreat that will explore a variety of guided meditations such as shiné (calm abiding), the nature of mind, death and impermanence, developing the good heart, the nature of reality (emptiness), and other topics on the path to awakening.  Some background in Buddhism is great, but not necessary.

For more details on the retreat and registration please click HERE 


New York Area
Shantideva Meditation Center
Fourth Annual Meditation Retreat
at Garrison Institute, Garrison, New York
April 27 – 29
A variety of guided meditation sessions to include shiné (calm abiding), the nature of mind, death and dying, developing the good heart, emptiness, and other topics on the path to enlightenment. Help kickstart your practice or invigorate an already-existing one. 


Lawudo Pilgrimage and Retreat, Solu Khumbu (Mount Everest region)

October 5 – 22
Details and slideshow below.

Lawudo Pilgrimage and 4-Day Retreat: October 2018

Have you ever had the wish to trek in Nepal or visit pilgrimage sites in the Kathmandu Valley? I am hoping to lead a small group of people in the autumn of 2018 (so you have time to plan!) on this most worthwhile endeavor culminating in a 4-day meditation retreat at Lawudo (see Lawudo.com) in the Solu Khumbu (Mt. Everest) region of Nepal. Click here for more information

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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