Tashi Nyima

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About Tashi Nyima

The Venerable Tashi Nyima is an ordained monk in the Jonang lineage of Vajrayana (Tibetan) Buddhism, and leads the Universal Compassion Buddhist Congregation, with Sanghas in Texas and Mexico. For more than three decades, Lama Tashi has shared the Dharma in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.

He has studied under eminent Lamas of various lineages, including HH Tashi Norbu Rinpoche (Jonang), Lama Tsering Ngodup (Kagyu), HH the XIV Dalai Lama (Geluk), Kenchen Thrangu Rinpoche (Kagyu), Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche (Nyingma), HH the Sakya Trizin (Sakya), and HH Tashi Gyaltsen Rinpoche (Jonang).

Known for his directness, clarity of expression, and sense of humor, Lama Tashi shares the Dharma in fluent English and Spanish. He has been an Animal Rights advocate since 1968, and leads twice-yearly meditation retreats for full-time vegan activists. He is the author of The Dharma HandbookThree Wheels—Three Sutras, and The Buddha’s Bowl, a collection of Buddhist instructions on radical compassion for animals.

Why You Should Listen

In this conversation, Tashi Nyima and I discuss:

  • The core causes that led to our destructive food system.

  • What we can learn from our previous actions.

  • Why having the right view is everything.

  • Why mental peace and clarity can help you change the world

  • How to use meditation to be better at food marketing.

  • …and much more.

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