(Nyingje Norgang, PhD)

Ani Samten has been a resident at Orgyan Osal Cho Dzong since 2012, although she was in 3 year retreat at Dag Shang Kagyu in Spain from 2013 – 2016. Before coming to Orgyan Dzong, Ani Samten studied and lived in several Dharma centres including Mindrolling Lotus Gardens, Gampo Abbey and Plum Village. Prior to ordination, Nyingje practiced and studied the Dharma and worked as a hospital chaplain, teacher (pre-school to University), and a therapist (in a women’s prison, a rape crisis centre, a women’s employment centre and private practice).