Anam Thubten grew up in Tibet and at an early age began to practice in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Among his many teachers, his most formative guides were Lama Tsurlo, Khenpo Chopel, and Lama Garwang. He is the founder and spiritual advisor of Dharmata Foundation, based in California, and he teaches widely in the U.S. and abroad. He is also the author of various articles and books in both the Tibetan and English language. His books in English include Embracing Each Moment; The Magic of Awareness; No Self, No Problem; and Big Sky, a collection of poetry.
PBMG's local director, Beverly Sanford, was ordained as a lay Buddhist teacher by Anam Thubten in 2009.
In memory of
Ani Trime Lhamo
The Princeton Buddhist Meditation Group was long directed by the Ven. Bhikshuni Karma Trime Lhamo (1928-2016), an American-born Buddhist nun. A practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism for some 40 years and a colleague of Ani Pema Chödrön, 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. In 2006, Ani Trime guided the Princeton group to affiliate with Dharmata Foundation. She was known and loved for her down-to-earth, straightforward Dharma talks, which placed great emphasis on meditation practice and everyday experience, and for her sense of humor and warmth. PBMG continues to practice in her memory.