Hannah Nydahl (1946 – 2007) was one of the most Sought-after Translators from Tibetan to English, German or Danish. Half of the Year she translated for Llamas at the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute (KIBI) in New Delhi, India, where she was involved in both the Translation of numerous Buddhist Texts and organized the Journeys of high Llamas Of the Karma-Kagyu lineage. She Travelled the world with her Husband Lama Ole Nydahl The Other half of the year. Especially because of her Work as a Speaker and Representative for the Buddhist Transmission of the Tibetans, she was later often called the „Mother of Buddhism.“
Hannah and Ole Nydahl became the first Western Students of the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, the Head of the Tibetan Buddhist Karma Kagyu tradition, in 1969. After a few Years of Training in the Himalayas, he asked the two to bring Buddhism to the West. Since 1972, both have spent their Lives traveling and Teaching, and creating more than 600 Meditation Centers worldwide.
It is astonishing how comprehensive and Profound the Teachings are, they have no End. Every Teaching and Practice I received confirmed the Truth of Buddha’S Teachings and deepened my Understanding. Seeing how much the Dharma has helped me and many others, I am very grateful to be able to use my Life the way I do.
Unforeseen and quickly, Hannah died in April 2007. She was an extraordinary Person: Whoever met her personally was touched by her Clarity, Warmth and Warmth. And impressed by her unconditional Trust and Devotion to the Dharma. She remains unforgotten in our Memory as a wonderful Woman, longtime Teacher and Source of Inspiration.