Sarah Harding (lama)

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Sarah Harding is a qualified lama and teacher in the Shangpa Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism,[1] and from 1972 was a student and translator of Khyabje Kalu Rinpoche[1] (1905-1989).

She completed the first traditional Kagyu three-year three-month retreat[2] for westerners under the guidance of H.E. Kalu Rinpoche in 1980.[1] Others who participated in that retreat include Richard Barron, Ken McLeod, Ngawang Zangpo (Hugh Leslie Thompson), Ingrid Loken McLeod and Lama Surya Das (Jeffery Miller).

Sarah currently works as a teacher, oral interpreter and translator.[3] She has been an instructor in the Religious Studies Department of Naropa University since 1992[1] and lives in Boulder, Colorado with her two children. She is currently working on translations of Tibetan Buddhist texts as a fellow of the Tsadra Foundation.[4] Sarah Harding is also currently writing a book about the 11th Century female teacher Niguma whose teachings are at the core of the Shangpa Kagyu lineage. [5]

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