PBMG's director: Ani Trime Lhamo
May 20, 1928-October 31, 2016
The Princeton Buddhist Meditation Group was long directed by the Ven. Bhikshuni Karma Trime Lhamo, an American-born Buddhist nun. A practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism for some 40 years, Ani Trime originally studied with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, one of the first Tibetan Buddhist masters to teach in the West; she also had a broad appreciation of various other Buddhist traditions, having studied with Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, the Venerable Cham Kusho, and other Tibetan teachers, as well as Theravada teacher Ayya Khema. She also had some limited experience of Zen practice.
Ani Trime, a student practicing on the path, never presented herself as a guru or master. Her down-to-earth, straightforward Dharma talks placed great emphasis on meditation practice and everyday experience. She was also known and loved for her sense of humor and warmth.