Sarah C Beasley

Adjunct Faculty
Wisdom Traditions Department
MA, Ed Leadership & Policy Studies, UNCO; BA, Studio Art & Education, Smith College
Master of Divinity
REL 691A-E, Animal Chaplaincy

Award-winning Author Sarah C. Beasley (Sera Kunzang Lhamo) is a Buddhist practitioner in the Nyingma School, Dudjom Tersar lineage, and completed two traditional three-year retreats. Over nearly three decades, Sarah received guidance from her Buddhist teachers, including Rev. Taitetsu Unno (Jodo Shinshu School), about animal training, end-of-life pet care, the dying process, and perceiving pets as bodhisattvas.

Sarah has edited English and Tibetan dharma teachings for Jnanasukha Foundation and Bero Jeydren Publications, and she publishes a monthly feature column Creativity and Contemplation for Buddhistdoor Global. Her essay Cosmo Perry was published in the 2016 Sounds True anthology The Dharma of Dogs.

Sarah holds an MA in Educational Leadership from the Univ. of N. CO and a BA in Studio Art from Smith College. She has a lifelong passion for climbing mountains and has summited Mount Kenya and Mount Baker. She finds all aspects of life to be richer when in the company of animals, both wild and tame.

  • Buddhist Voices in the Climate Crisis Conference, 2022.

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