Shukseb Jetsun Chönyi Zangmo

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Shukseb Jetsunma
Tibetan name
Tibetan ཤུགསེཔ་ཇེཙུན་མ་ཆོས་ཉིད་བཟང་མོ

Shukseb Jetsunma Chönyi Zangmo (1852–1953) was the most well known of the yoginis in the 1900s, and was considered an incarnation of Machig Lapdron.[1] She was the abbess of Shukseb nunnery, and was a Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist teacher.[2] She made the nunnery once again into a center for the special teachings of the Shugseb Kagyu.[3] The nunnery still exists in Tibet today, and in fact is one of its most active nunneries.[4]


Life as a Chod Practitioner and Wandering Yogini[edit]





  1. ^ Allione, Tsultrim (2000-11-25). Women of Wisdom. ISBN 9781559398947.
  2. ^ Edou, Jérôme (1996-01-01). Machig Labdrön and the Foundations of Chöd. Snow Lion Publications. ISBN 9781559390392.
  3. ^ "Gyergom Tsultrim Sengge". The Treasury of Lives. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  4. ^ "Gyergom Tsultrim Sengge". The Treasury of Lives. Retrieved 2016-04-10.

Books and articles[edit]

  1. A full story of Shugsep Jetsun’s life is available as “The Story of a Tibetan Yogini: Shungsep [sic] Jetsun 1852-1953” prepared by Kim Yeshi and Acharya Tashi Tsering with the assistance of Sally Davenport and Dorjey Tseten, pp. 130-143, Chö Yang, 1991
  2. Shugsep Jetsun, the Story of a Tibetan Yogini
  3. Havnevik, Hanna. (2005) “Ani Lochen”. Encyclopedia of Religion. Second Edition. Ed. Lindsay Jones. New York: Macmillan.
  4. Havnevik, Hanna (1999) The Life of Jetsun Lochen Rinpoche (1865-1951) as Told in Her Autobiography. Acta Humaniora, Faculty of Arts, University of Oslo. Dissertation for the degree Dr. philos. 1999.
  5. Havnevik, Hanna (1998) “On Pilgrimage for Forty Years in the Himalayas. The Female Lama Jetsun Lochen Rinpoche’s (1865-1951) Quest for Sacred Sites.” In Pilgrimage in Tibet. Ed. Alex McKay. Richmond: Curzon Press. (pp. 85-107)