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:


Please enjoy the blog and pictures from the October 2018 Lawudo Pilgrimage and Retreat. Click HERE to read more about it.

Due to the incredible interest we received about this journey, there is a strong possibility Ven. Amy will lead another pilgrimage to Lawudo during spring time in 2020. If you are interested in joining, please contact lawudopilgrimage@gmail.com.

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

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!

Appropriate for all levels of practitioners, Vajrasattva is a deeply purifying practice and our program is great way to gain familiarity with how to do effective retreat. A great component for the special All-Night Tara Ritual on December 31! To read more about it please click here.


Vajrapani Institute
Kopan West Retreat
March 23 – 30

Based on the “Stages of the Path” (lamrim) of Tibetan Buddhism, this retreat includes lectures, guided meditations, discussion periods, and experiential homework assignments. Subjects covered include: the nature of mind, death and rebirth, karma, how to overcome suffering, mental quiescence, developing the good heart, the ultimate nature of reality (emptiness), guru devotion, and more. More information here.

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

Fifth Annual Meditation Retreat
Oct 4-6

A variety of guided meditation sessions to include shinay (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

Buddhism in a Nutshell 

Buddhism in a Nutshell

Buddhism in a Nutshell

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.
  • New e-book available here. 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.

*Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition

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