Lama Shenpen Hookham

Lama Shenpen Hookham is an Englishwoman who has practised in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for over 30 years – both in India and the UK. Her root teacher is Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, who has authorised her to teach Mahamudra – the highest teaching of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. She is the founder of the Awakened Heart Sangha and author of The Buddha Within and There’s More to Dying than Death. I attended retreats at her centre in North Wales in the mid-2000s, and she was very helpful and generous with her understanding of Mahamudra and Dzogchen.