Venerable Lobsang Tendrol, a Chinese American nun, studied Buddhism with Dr. Jan Willis at Wesleyan University in the 1980s. She immersed herself in teachings given by the late Geshe Lhundup Sopa and the current Jangtse Choje Rinpoche Lobsang Tenzin at Deer Park in Madison, WI. In 2004, she completed FPMT's two-year Foundation of Buddhist Thought program. In 2008, she had the good fortune to receive novice ordination vows from Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa. With Rinpoche's encouragement, she studied the five great texts through the FPMT Masters Program (2008 - 2017).
Ven. Tendrol taught at the Guhyasamaja Center in northern Virginia from 2006 to 2018. Since 2016, Ven. Tendrol has offered classes at DNKL and has helped with pujas and special events. In her free time, Ven. Tendrol enjoys learning Tibetan, caring for shelter dogs, and gardening.