WBEZ | Ani Choying Drolma http://www.wbez.org/tags/ani-choying-drolma Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Nepali nun finds freedom from misogyny through music http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-10/nepali-nun-finds-freedom-misogyny-through-music-90056 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-03/ANI MICROPHONE.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Today we meet <a href="http://theanifoundation.org/" target="_blank">Ani Choying Drolma</a>, a Nepali Buddhist nun, internationally renowned singer and social activist. Ani is the founder of the <a href="http://www.choying.com/about-nwf.html" target="_blank">Nuns Welfare Foundation of Nepal</a>, an organization that supports the education and well-being of Buddhist nuns, as well as the Ani Foundation, a U.S. branch for her work. In her autobiography <em>Singing for Freedom</em>, she shares her story of running away from an abusive, male-dominated home to find sanctuary at a Buddhist monastery.</p><p>Ani joins us to discuss how becoming a nun has shaped her life’s work. She also performs a few of her songs in our <a href="http://chicagopublicmedia.org/studios" target="_blank">Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio</a>.</p></p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-10/nepali-nun-finds-freedom-misogyny-through-music-90056 Nepali woman finds freedom from cultural misogyny as a Buddhist nun and through song http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-24/nepali-woman-finds-freedom-cultural-misogyny-buddhist-nun-and-through-so <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-March/2011-03-24/ANI MICROPHONE.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://theanifoundation.org/" target="_blank">Ani Choying Drolma</a> is a Nepali Buddhist nun, internationally renowned singer and social activist. She founded the Nuns Welfare Foundation in Nepal to support the education and welfare of Buddhist nuns. And recently Ani started a U.S. branch for her work called the <a href="https://theanifoundation.org/" target="_blank">Ani Foundation</a>. Her autobiography is called <em>Singing for Freedom</em>.</p> <div>Ani shares her story about how she became a nun and how that decision shaped her life&rsquo;s work. She also performs some songs in our <a href="http://chicagopublicmedia.org/studios">Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio</a>.</div><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>EVENTS</strong></p><p>Ani Choying Drolma will be in Chicago from March 24-28.</p> <div>She will make two appearances at Primitive, a furniture and fine arts gallery.</div> <div>130 N. Jefferson St., Chicago</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thursday, March 28; 7-9pm</div> <div>A special event for healthcare professionals who have visited Nepal or are interested in volunteering opportunities.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Monday, March 28; 11-5pm</div> <div>Ani will discuss her music and philanthropic endeavors.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>For more information, call 312-575-9600 or visit <a href="http://www.theanifoundation.org/">www.theanifoundation.org</a></div></p> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 16:33:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-24/nepali-woman-finds-freedom-cultural-misogyny-buddhist-nun-and-through-so