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Originally from Perth, Western Australia, Ven. Katy Cole has been a Buddhist nun for over 16 years. Since 2003, Ven. Katy has served in a variety of positions at FPMT including Liberation Prison Project’s SPC, chaplain coordinator, and on the US Board of Directors. For the past five years Ven. Katy has visited Lawudo Gompa for retreat and helped Ani La Ngawang Samden with offerings in Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s cave and care of the baby cows. In 2008 she completed a one-year retreat at FPMT’s De-Tong Ling Retreat center. Ven. Katy is currently at Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s home in Aptos looking after the hundreds of daily offerings.