Amelia Chow

Amelia Chow

Monastic Education Coordinator

Originally from Hong Kong, Amelia graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Studies in 1975. She was also Alpha Mu Gama and a member of the National Collegiate Foreign Languages Honour Society. In 1977, she received her Master of Arts in Oriental Languages from U.C.L.A. and also received the Academic Achievement Award for Graduate Students. In 1979, she completed her course requirements and oral examination for the Ph. D. program in the Department of Archaeology at U.C.L.A., and became a Teaching Fellow in an Exchange Programme with the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Prior to immigrating to Vancouver, Canada in 1991, Amelia was an Assistant Director of Marketing for Aetna Investment Management in Hong Kong from 1989 to 1991. She was Vice President and Head of Investment Transaction Unit of Citibank Private Banking Group, Asia Pacific from 1985 to 1989, and was an Investment Advisor with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. from 1981 to 1985.

Amelia has been working full-time for Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche for the past ten years. She is a Director, Fundraiser and Financial Controller of Siddhartha’s Intent International, Khyentse Rinpoche’s Buddhist charitable society headquartered in Vancouver. She is also a Founder of Khyentse Rinpoche’s Sea to Sky Retreat Centre in Whistler, British Columbia. She organized Rinpoche’s public seminars and is responsible for recruiting and training volunteers for charitable works. She has served on Khyentse Foundation’s Board of Directors and on the investment committee.

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