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Thubten Norbu Ling
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Due to fortunate conditions, Rachel began meditating as a child and focusing on an academic study of Buddhist philosophy in 1984. This led to interest in several forms of Buddhist meditation. Having further opportunities to study with teachers in several lineages, eventually she joined Maitripa College’s first cohort, earning an MA in Buddhist Studies. Her experience with teaching includes 15 years of mostly public school K-12 curriculum (with a second MA from PSU) and facilitating courses (mostly Discovering Buddhism and Introduction retreats) in FPMT centers since 2009. Holding a serious interest in the secular ethics work of FDCW and Emory University, Rachel is currently teaching middle school English. She aspires to pursue more training as a translator of Tibetan language in addition to being a mother and daughter, sister and friend who writes, walks, breathes and works on her mind.