Lama became a lineage holder of The Dakini Heart Essence (mkha 'gro thug thig), the dakini treasure teachings of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche when she was enthroned by Repkong Lama Tharchin Tsedrup Rinpoche  in 1992.

Based on forty-0ne years of Vajrayana study and practice in Canada and the United States, her knowledge is informed by retreats, competency in literary Tibetan, and advice from her teachers including the 16th Karmapa, Kalu Rinpoche, His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche and Repkong Lama Tsedrup Tharchin Rinpoche.

As a teacher and sangha leader, Lama places great value on authenticity, kindness, and connectedness.

In 2002, she established Jnanasukha Foundation (, a non-profit channel for the wisdom and activity of Yeshe Tsogyal, a female buddha and the most famous enlightened woman in Tibetan history. She has also established Sangha Journeys for pilgrimages to Tibet (, support for Tsogyal Latso, birthplace of Yeshe Tsogyal in Tibet (, and also programs for scholarships, grants and humanitarian aid.

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