Venerable Tendron comes to us from the Kadampa Center in Raleigh, NC, and the Chenrezig Nuns Community in Australia. Following Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s advice she received ordination from Geshe Lhundub Sopa in 2002 at Deer Park in Madison. Following ordination she moved to CNC to begin her life as a nun and her in-depth studies of the Dharma. After completing the Basic Program in 2007 and becoming an FPMT registered teacher, she returned to Kadampa Center to assist with teaching and coordinate the spiritual program. When Chenrezig Institute offered the Master’s program on the Middle Way, she hurried back to CNC to deepen her understanding. In 2013 she made a side trip to Taiwan during which she received full ordination. Most recently she spent 2 years caring for her father before his death in 2015. She brings to her teaching practical experience from trying to implement the teachings within her very American mind and the hectic atmosphere of our Western culture.