Ani Choying Drolma
Seeing lots of suffering and pain in life, the 13 years old Choying Drolma decided to leave home to join a Buddhist nunnery named Nagi Gompa on Shivapuri Mountain in the northern slope of the Kathmandu Valley. Ani Choying Drolma served and studied with His Eminence Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche (Guru) until his parinirvana (passing away) in 1996.
Her singing talent was first discovered by the famous American guitarist Steve Tibbetts, during his visit to Nepal. Even though she has never received any formal musical training, she loves to sing since childhood. Thanks to Steve Tibbett’s effort, Ani Choying Drolma’s first ever album “Cho” was launched in 1997 worldwide.
Ani Choying Drolma is more than a world renowned singing nun. She is also a nationally and internationally awarded humanitarian. Since 2014, she has been appointed as the first UNICEF National Goodwill Ambassador for Nepal for two terms. She described her singing ability as her magic wand that manifests numerous successful projects to promote education, health, children’s right and women empowerment.
She has backed and started a lot of humanitarian projects. All the projects initiated by Ani Choying Drolma are financially supported by the proceeds from her concerts, CD sales and donation from supporters. Her autobiography “Singing for Freedom” was first published in French, and later on has been translated into 14 different languages around the world. Sales and the royalties from the books have also contributed to all ongoing projects.
All Sessions by Ani Choying Drolma