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Lama Chimey featured in WAKAI Community.

Interview by Annika Jankell.

Prior to life as a full time engaged Buddhist she offered classes, workshops, and consultations in CM – Conscious Movement™ as the founder of that method and the Conscious Movement Instructor Training that she developed and was the principal teacher for.

Eventually she followed her calling to live a full time engaged spiritual life, and left a successful business in the field of body mind movement therapy in order to ordain as a Buddhist nun in the Indian Himalayas.

Lama Chimey’s mission as a lay Buddhist teacher is to weave the sacred back into everyday life.

Her guided meditation Album Jord (Earth) with calming music composed and performed by the cello player Gertrud Stenung has inspired and helped hundreds of people over the years.

This album is in Swedish.

The blessings of a traditional lineage

Lama Chimey has studied Buddhist philosophy and meditation. She has received many transmissions from several masters of Buddhism, sat retreats, attended pujas (ceremonies) and enjoyed pilgrimages in the Himalayas.

As a lineage holder of the Karma Kagyu lineage, with the incomparable 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, as her principal teacher she consider herself very fortunate.

Photo of Lama Chimey in Nepal 2011. © Lama Chimey

Photo of Lama Chimey in Nepal. © Lama Chimey

When her main study commitments in philosophy and meditation were completed she became the assistant shrine keeper at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, the seat of the Gyalwa Karmapa in upstate New York, USA, and later responded to a request from the Buddhist study group Karma Yönten Ling in Malmö, Sweden where she became the resident teacher.

Lord Yama & This Precious Human Life

Lama Chimey passed away in her twenties due to surgical complications but returned from death in this very same life. She is a Delog Lama, someone who remembers her journey to the beyond. Her guided relaxation “Journey through the bones” holds a depth from this experience, and can be found as a live recording here.

Photo © Lama Chimey

Three Years, Three Months & Three Days in Retreat

Lama Chimey sat her three and a half year secluded retreat being trained as a Lama under Kyabje Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, at Karmeling Retreat Center, in upstate New York, USA. There she engaged in advanced contemplative studies and became one out of only a few women who remained to the end of the retreat and graduated.

Creative Work

Music and writing has been close to the core of her being through out life. Lama Chimey has produced, composed as well as appeared as a singer at several music and meditation albums. Her solo album Mothers & Strangers, was published under her monastic name Chimey Lhatso, and in this production she delivers her own take on classical mantras and prayers in an R&B electro flavored ambient style.

Her poem Redemption is included in The Lunar Calendar WeMoon 2022 “The Magical Dark.” Available here through the publisher, and at major online bookstores.

Early Years

She engaged in spiritual activities early on in life and met Buddhism as a teenager. Her first sangha was the Zen Buddhist water cloud sangha in the suburbs of Stockholm, Sweden.

In her professional life, she became one of the first TV hosts for Swedish channel 4 (TV4) in the 90s. During the same era, she mainly worked as a choreographer and co-produced stage performances and music videos, out of which one music video won the MTV award for the best video of the year.

“When we long for wisdom to take root in our lives, we’ve come to the right place by turning to the Buddha Dharma.”

— Lama Chimey

The Red Thread

Teaching and guiding others has run as a red thread through her life, wether the subject has been dharma, dance, theater, yoga, meditation or wellbeing.

Her combined passions has created a fertile ground for a synthesis of knowledge to develop, out of which she continuous to create, explore and manifest diverse art, media, spiritual growth programs and healing tools for others.

Speaker Engagements

As a speaker she presents diverse subjects based on her rich life experiences on a number of topics and always has an engaged audience that leaves wishing for more. For that reason she has developed menu of lectures, workshops and study day options for leaders, organizations and companies to choose from. This way those who wish to engage in single or reoccurring events are able to apply knowledge from the Buddhist wisdom treasure case for a sustainable lifestyle, leadership and team work in a time of change.

She lends her heart to environmental issues and has spoken at international collaboration seminars between scientists and religious leaders such as the ISSREC in Spain. Part of the ISSREC declaration that she co-created has been published in Nature (Journal), a UK based magazine known to be the world’s foremost international weekly scientific journal.

If you wish to grow beyond your current limitations, I can hand you the keys.”

— Lama Chimey

As a Buddhist Minister she keeps an open mind to spiritual diversities. She has a rich spiritual heritage her self with her background in classical yoga and interest in many different spiritual schools and she welcomes collaborations.

The main motto that has become her signature is one that she picked up from a handwritten note by the public washing sink at the saint Amaji’s pink ashram in India:

– “She didn’t know it was impossible so she did it.”

Read the Triyana Meditation E-Book

Watch Dharma Music Videos & Meditation Videos by Lama Chimey

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Enjoy Lama Chimey’s Music & Meditation Albums

Learn from Lama Chimey

“Sky Dancer is the english word for Khandro (Tib.) Dakini (Sanskrit) – a feminine entity with enormous spiritual power.”

— Lama Chimey

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Whether through the Sky Dancer Tribe, her music, courses or events Lama Chimey is dedicated to bring you the tools you need to follow your heart on the buddhist path of wisdom & compassion.

If you’re looking for somewhere to start your journey you might like to try the Immune Boost Relaxation for FREE here, or an excerpt from the Triyana Meditation E-Book for FREE  here, or explore The Sky Dancer Tribe here.

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