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Nepali woman finds freedom from cultural misogyny as a Buddhist nun and through song

Ani Choying Drolma 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 Ani Foundation. Her autobiography is called Singing for Freedom.

Ani shares her story about how she became a nun and how that decision shaped her life’s work. She also performs some songs in our Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio.



Ani Choying Drolma will be in Chicago from March 24-28.

She will make two appearances at Primitive, a furniture and fine arts gallery.
130 N. Jefferson St., Chicago
Thursday, March 28; 7-9pm
A special event for healthcare professionals who have visited Nepal or are interested in volunteering opportunities.
Monday, March 28; 11-5pm
Ani will discuss her music and philanthropic endeavors.
For more information, call 312-575-9600 or visit

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