Dr. Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Dr. Karma Lekshe Tsomo

About this Speaker

Karma Lekshe Tsomo is a professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego, where she teaches courses such as Buddhist Thought and Culture, Women in Buddhism, Images of Enlightenment, and Dying, Death, and Social Justice. Her research interests include Buddhist feminist philosophy, Buddhism and bioethics, comparative religious ethics, Buddhist transnationalism, and Buddhist social theory. She is a founder and former president of Śākyadhitā and founder/director of Jamyang Foundation, a non-profit organization to support education for women in developing countries. Her publications include Women in Buddhist Traditions; Into the Jaws of Yama: Buddhism, Bioethics, and Death; Sisters in Solitude: Two Traditions of Monastic Ethics for Women; and numerous edited volumes on women in Buddhism.