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Apologies – We have to cancel the Film & Curry Night because of problems with the black-out blinds. Sorry for any inconvenience.


Saturday 8 June, 18:00 – 20:30

Join us for a shared curry followed by the documentary ‘Cave in the Snow’ (2002) about Tibetan Buddhist nun Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo.

Tenzin Palmo was born Diane Perry in Woolmers Park, Hertfordshire, on June 30, 1943. She realised at the age of 18 that she was a Buddhist when she read a library book on the subject and then moved to India at 20, where she taught English at the Young Lamas Home School for a few months before meeting her root lama, the 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche.

In 1964 she became only the second Western woman to be ordained in the Vajrayana tradition, receiving the name Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, or “Glorious Lady who Upholds the Doctrine of the Practice Succession”.

Tenzin Palmo, spent twelve years in retreat in a Himalayan cave, which inspired many people to explore the spiritual path and cultivate wisdom and their meditation practice. She then found herself thrust into advocating full ordination of women in the Tibetan tradition and eventually began a nunnery, Dongyu Gatsal Lin.

The film screening is free, all welcome. The suggested donation for the vegan curry, rice, naan bread and pickles is £6. Please note we can only cater for you if you book for the curry in advance. To book for the curry please email smile@jamyangleeds.co.uk and if you are just coming for the film, please let us know so we can set up for everyone.

The curry will be served between 6pm and 6.30pm with the documentary film starts at 7pm.