Ani Choying Drolma’s autobiography book. Paperback: 240 pages
Ani Choying is a Nepalese Buddhist nun and long-time student of the Dzogchen Master Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. To date she continues her practice under Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s direct guidance.
Ani Choying escaped her violent home for a monastery in Nepal, where a Buddhist teacher Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche offered her sanctuary and understanding. One day, an American jazz guitarist heard the young nun sing and was so enthralled by her voice that he invited her to record an album with him. The royalty cheque was an unexpected windfall that enabled her to fulfill a long-cherished dream: to set up a school for young girls like herself, in a country where 80% of women are illiterate. In 2000 Ani Choying Drolma opened Arya Tara School, just outside Kathmandu. She went on to adopt a little girl, then two, and then another followed – until they became sixty.
Ani Choying now tours the world giving concerts, driven by her desire to help her young Nepalese charges. In Singing For Freedom she tells her sometimes shocking, always inspiring story.
A world renowned singer, Ani Choying Drolma now shares her magical voice with Tara’s Triple Excellence, an intensive online meditation program.