Adornment with Peach Blossom
Sister Chân Đào Nghiêm ordained on the 26th of October 2003 as a member of the “Simsapa” (Rosewood) family in Plum Village, France. She received full bhikshuni ordination on December 18th 2006, and received the Lamp Transmission from Thầy to become a Dharma Teacher in 2011.
She was born in France in a Catholic family and worked for 10 years in an operating theatre as a surgeon’s assistant. Following her aspiration to live a meaningful life dedicated to spiritual growth and service to humanity, at the age of 29 she chose to leave the comfort of her life in Paris and join a spiritual community. During the 21 years that she lived in this community (in Canada and in the USA) she married, had a daughter and trained hundreds of yoga practitioners to be yoga teachers.
Sister Chân Đào Nghiêm offers Dharma talks in English and French. She has been very involved in building the Francophone sanghas and supporting French teachers bring the practice of mindfulness into education. She is interested in interfaith dialogue, the field of health, Buddhist psychology and neuroscience.
What are we made of? What do we transmit to the future, and to the world? How do we connect to our ancestors, understand them, and see how we continue them? How can we practice, so that our practice is an “offering of the heart”? Sister Đào Nghiêm offers…
How can we be sovereign in our own life? How can we be free, & free from discrimination? Community life can be uncomfortable, and impossible to control: so why do we choose it? How can we help a loved one navigate the process of dying? How can community help?…