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Anila Jamyang Dolma Lama

Introducing Anila Jamyang Dolma Lama

The History of Anila Khechog Palmo and her incarnation Anila Jamyang Dolma Lama

The late Anila Khechog Palmo (Mrs. Frieda Bedi) was an English woman who was the first foreign nun of Tibetan Buddhism. She took ordination in 1960, and was a very devoted and a close disciple of His Holiness 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and His Beru Khyentse Rinpoche. She was the founder of a special home school in Dalhousie, India which was based on Rime (non sectarian) and was especially for educating young lamas. Many great teachers have graduated from this school where English was taught to enable the Rinpoches and lamas to teach Dharma in English to westerners.

She was a great practitioner and a fully ordained nun. In 1976 she traveled internationally with His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. She also invited His Eminence Beru Khyentse Rinpoche on two occasions to Milarepa Dharma Centre in Mumbay Juho beach where there are many devotees who are Indian actors. Rinpoche gave refuge vows, teachings and empowerments. 

She passed away in 1977 in Delhi. Just before she died she wrote to His Eminence Beru Khyentse Rinpoche but did not get to post it. This letter was found shortly after her death and was passed onto Rinpoche. In it she expressed her continued devotion to help Rinpoche's Monastery project in Bodhgaya.

On 20th October 1979 her incarnation/rebirth took place, as H.E. Beru Khyentse Rinpoche’s daughter. During the pregnancy, her mother had many auspicious visions, which included seeing a stupa similar to the one in Bodhgaya, and it was made of crystal as if seen through her window. She felt very blessed and joyful as a result. On another occasion, in a vision she saw a big red rose growing in her garden, however when she went out to pick it, she found no flowers in her garden.

In 1995, H.E. Beru Khyentse Rinpoche and many other Lamas recognized her as the reincarnation of Anila Khechog Palmo.

She has attended school learning both traditional and English education. At the age of 19, she entered Ngagyur Nyingma Nunnery High Institute. She has studied for nine years and has been in 6.5 years retreat. She will be out of retreat on 28 February 2015. She will be the first Abbess, (Ani Khenmo Lama) to take care of Rinpoche's Dharjay nunnery in both India and Tibet. She will be able to travel around the world to spread the Dharma, for the benefit of all sentient beings.