Sarah Harding: Lama

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Sarah Harding is a lama in the Shangpa Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. She became a student of the late master Kalu Rinpoche in 1972 and completed the first traditional three-year retreat for westerners under his guidance in 1980. She works as a teacher and translator at various centers around the country. She has been a faculty member at Naropa University since 1992, where she teaches a full range of religious studies classes. She is currently working on textual translation and research as a fellow of the Tsadra Foundation. Published work includes Creation and Completion, Lion's Gaze, Machik's Complete Explanation, The Life and Revelations of Pemalingpa, and The Treasury of Knowledge: Esoteric Instructions. She is also director and co-founder of The Tibetan Language Correspondence Course.