Lama Tsomo, MA
Tibetan Buddhist teacher, author
Lama Tsomo is a Tibetan Buddhist teacher and author. She is a founding board member of the Ewam Buddhist Center and is overseeing the planning and construction of the Namchak Montana Retreat Ranch, a gathering place for Tibetan Buddhist learning and study in western Montana, where she lives. Known for her warm, candid, and humorous style, Lama Tsomo teaches Tibetan Buddhist practice in the United States and abroad.
Born Linda Pritzker, into a prominent Midwestern Jewish family, she studied at Antioch University and earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology with a focus on Jungian analysis. Motivated by a desire to help people find happiness in their lives, Pritzker started her psychotherapy practice in Colorado and began a path of spiritual inquiry in Tibetan Buddhism.
Under the tutelage of Tulku Sangak Rinpoche, holder of the Namchak Lineage of Tibet, Pritzker completed extensive study and spiritual retreat in the United States and Nepal. After a decade of practice, Pritzker learned to speak Tibetan fluently, and she was ordained in 2005 in Nepal as one of the few American lamas in Tibetan Buddhism. At that time, she was given the name Lama Tsomo (Lama Sangak Yeshe Tsomo).
Lama Tsomo is the author of The Princess Who Wept Pearls: The Feminine Journey in Fairy Tales and Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling?: A Westerner’s Introduction and Guide to Tibetan Buddhist Practice, which won the 2016 Independent Publisher Award.
She is also a mother and grandmother who enjoys gardening and music.
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