Lama Jomo Lorraine: Preserving the Female Practice Lineage in Sarnath

Lama Jomo Lorraine (Jomo Pema Saldon) is a Tibetan Buddhist nun. She was a close disciple and secretary to His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche until 1987, the time of his mahaparinirvana. Jomo Lorraine’s training in ritual and meditation has continued and increased under the direct instruction of her teachers, Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche. She received monastic ordination from the Khenpo Rinpoches over fifteen years ago in Deer Park, the site of the Buddha’s first teaching.

Jomo Lorraine is one of the founding directors of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center. She has a keen interest in traditional Buddhist art, and the preservation of ancient ritual dances, chants and religious artifacts. Recently Jomo Lorraine helped the Ven. Khenpo Rinpoches complete Orgyen Samye Chökhor Ling Nunnery, the first nunnery located in the holy city of Sarnath, India.