Samaneri Dr.Tashi Choedron
Dr. Tashi Choedron of Malaysia holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Highway and Transportation Engineering from Universiti Sains, Malaysia. Her Ph.D. is in Environment and Resources Studies: Traditional Knowledge and Natural Resource Management from Mahidol University, Thailand.
Dr. Tashi Choedron has coordinated several social development/sustainable livelihood projects for indigenous communities funded by the United Nations Development Programme. She balances her spiritual life and volunteer work, contributing expertise to Malaysia and Indonesia in high conservation value assessment. She has authored two books and several articles pertaining to community-based conservation.
Dr. Tashi Choedron in addition to being an environmental sociologist is also
a Tibetan Buddhist nun. Her first Dharma teacher was a Thai Maechee, named Maechee Aree. She also studied with the late Bhikkhu Sri Dhammananda.
After reading Sogyal Rinpoche’s bestseller, The Tibetan Book of the Living and Dying, she became interested in Tibetan Buddhism. Dr. Tashi Choedron has taught at the Buddhist Institute Sunday Dharma School, the Metta Karuna Animal Rescue Team, and the Sakyadhita International Conference held in Malaysia.
At that meeting she met Venerable Sonam Wangmo of Bhutan who later became her spiritual guide in helping to fulfill her aspiration to become a Buddhist nun.
Now Dr. Tashi Choedron studies with Venerable Sonam Wangmo and Lama Ngawang.