Dr. Tashi Zangmo

Dr. Tashi Zangmo

Dr. Tashi Zangmo is a Buddhist activist and the executive director of the Bhutan Nuns Foundation. Born and raised in  eastern Bhutan, she pursued higher education in India and the United States, eventually graduating with a PhD from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She established the Bhutan Nuns Foundation in 2009, under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Tshering Yangdoen Wangchuck. The foundation works directly with about 30 Buddhist nunneries, educating and training nuns to be socially active Buddhist as teachers, counselors, and community leaders.