Leigh G. - Jackonville, Florida
Lama Khandro is a licensed Residental Medical Caregiver who has facilitated the independence of individuals with disabilities in a group home setting. Lama also has coached the Equestrian Team for the Special Olympics.
Lama preformed a sacred land consecration as requesed by the Department of Defense for the benefit of the Buddhist tradition at the new National Cemetery in Florida.
Lama Khandro held a seat on the Interfaith Council of Jacksonville 2009-2013. Hosting Comparitive Religion classes and guest speaking at many group studies and reading groups. Fostering interfaith understanding through dialogue and experience.
Lama completed Clinical Pastoral Education at Baptist Hospital Jacksonville Florida. She is regularly called to serve in hospitals and hospice care facilities. Lama is specally trained in trauma and end of life transitions.
Lama has spoken on behalf of the ACLU regarding gender equality efforts within Buddhist tradtion. Lama participates in World AIDS Week events and memorial services in remembrance and honor.
Blessing animals with the power of mantra ensures a favorable rebirth. Lama makes sure part of every visit is dedicated to the students and their animal companion. She has blessed the residents at the Catskill and Woodstock animal sanctuaries.
Buddhist concepts can be challenging for even the most studious of adults. Lama Khandro introduces the basics of the tradition directly to the children using methods of play, song, story, and dialogue. Lama consults with guardians and parents on ways to bring the family into ones personal practice.
Lama has done chaplaincy work in several institual settings. She is sometimes requested by an ill prisoner or to give refuge (the ceremony by which one formally becomes a Buddhist). Lama has been in the maximum security prison setting to serve in the Buddhist tradition.