Lama Samten Chodron

Lama Samten has been in res­i­dence at Orgyan Osal Cho Dzong since 2012, although she under­took the tra­di­tion­al three year retreat at Dag Shang Kagyu in Spain from 2013 — 2016.   Before com­ing to Orgyan Dzong, Lama Samten stud­ied and lived in sev­er­al Dhar­ma cen­tres includ­ing Min­drolling Lotus Gar­dens, Gam­po Abbey and Plum Vil­lage. Pri­or to ordi­na­tion, she worked as a Coun­selor, a hos­pi­tal Chap­lain, and a Pro­fes­sor of psy­chol­o­gy at the grad­u­ate and under­grad­u­ate lev­el.