- Khyentse Vision ProjectExecutive Director
Dolma initiated the Khyentse Vision Project in May 2020, under the guidance of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. As project director, she is responsible for developing and overseeing the project and managing its day -to-day operations, processes, people, and resources.
Dolma’s first degree was in anthropology from the University of Melbourne. She also studied Tibetan at the Manjushree Institute in Darjeeling, in 1997. After completing a traditional three-year retreat in France, she obtained a law degree from the University of Sydney and subsequently worked as a litigation lawyer, and as a senior editor and writer for Thomson Reuters for seven years. She was on the board of Lotus Outreach Australia for four years as fundraising director. She is also the founder of Happy Dance Films, for which she directed the award-winning short film Finding Manjushri.
Although I was brought up by parents who immersed me in Buddhist philosophy from a young age, my own practice path was cemented when I met Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche in Australia, in the early 1990s. I have been extremely fortunate to have received a wealth of teachings and guidance over the past 30 years. In 1995, Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche gave me my first Khyentse Wangpo text to translate, and in 1996, Dzongsar Khyentse gave me the video camera he used to make his first short film. My life has unfolded accordingly.