Khandro Kunga Bumma: Bodhicitta, Happiness, and Interdependence (#165)


This episode of the Wisdom Podcast, recorded live as a Wisdom Dharma Chat, features a special guest, Khandro Kunga Bumma. As a young woman, Khando-la had a vision to leave her homeland of Tibet and go to Nepal. There, she met a hermit sage who told her that she had to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama. After a difficult journey, including major health challenges, she finally met His Holiness and began serving as a medium of the oracle Tenma. In 2012, Lama Zopa Rinpoche introduced Khandro-la to the Maitripa College community, where she gave one of her first teachings in the West.

In this episode you’ll hear Khandro-la and host Daniel Aitken discuss:

  • The connection between virtue and happiness.
  • The subtle natural quality of the mind and interdependence. 
  • The difference between compassion and bodhicitta.
  • The importance of trust in your teacher.
  • A collection of teachings from the fifth Dalai Lama on Madhyamaka texts.

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