AUBURN — Ani Jane, a Buddhist nun and Maine resident, will be the guest speaker for the Wellspring Group on Tuesday, July 14, at 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Grace Lutheran Church, 757 Summer St.

Wellspring’s purpose is to encourage understanding,respect and dignity to all world faith communities, and to that end it opens its programs and activities to the public.

Ani Jane grew up in New Jersey and in 1996, she took refuge in the Sakya tradition. She has studied extensively in the Sakya, Gelupa and Kagyu traditions. In 2004 she moved to India and Nepal where she lived until 2012. In 2006 Ani Jane received her vows of ordination from His Eminence Luding Khen Rinpoche, the leader of the Ngor school of the Sakya tradition. She has studied many of the great treatises of Buddhism with His Holiness Sakya Trizin, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, and many others including Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.

In addition Ani La has received empowerments and transmissions of all major lower and highest yoga tantras, including 4 Kalachakras and is a practitioner of the Hevajra and Vajrayogini tantras. Ani Jane received the full transmission of the Sakya Lamdre Lob Shey in 2011 with His Holiness Sakya Trizin, His Eminence Ratna Vajra Rinpoche and His Eminence Gyana Vajra Rinpoche.

Ani La lives in Maine where she regularly volunteers, teaches meditation and leads dharma practitioners, and continues to study and practice the dharma

Light refreshments will be served.

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