Ven Tenzin Paldron

  • Country of residence: India
  • Accredited to facilitate: 16 Guidelines level 1 Languages: English

Tenzin Paldron was born Julie Thomas in Cochin, Kerala and grew up in Mumbai, India. After completing her Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Mumbai, she obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her Post-Doctoral Fellowship from Dartmouth College, NH, U.S.A and taught at Youngstown State University in Ohio for many years.
Being inspired by the teachings she received from His Holiness the Dalai Lama (HHDL) in the US and realizing that Buddhism had the answers to the questions of suffering and healing that she was looking for she decided to take ordination in 2014 at McLeod, Dharamshala, India.

She completed her Masters in Buddhist philosophy initially online and then onsite at Lama Tsong Khapa Institute and is a registered FPMT teacher.

On the behest of her teacher, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, she served as the Director of Root Institute, a Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) center in Bodhgaya for four years from 2015 to 2019. During that time it became evident to her that she needed to further study the dharma in depth to learn how to practice and tame her mind. She is currently a full-time student residing at McLeod Ganj, India studying Buddhist philosophy, debate and Tibetan Language. She also leads meditations online and onsite for various dharma centers.

 She is a 16G facilitator and has a deep interest in universal education and mental health. She can deliver workshops in English online or
in person.