by Yen Truong
Sister D, as she is known, is tall and stately. She is a powerful Dharma teacher, and her presence is almost magnetic.Before she became a Buddhist nun, Sister Dang Nghiem was a physician. Born during the Tet Offensive and part of the group of Amerasian children given amnesty after the Vietnam War, she arrived in the United States penniless and without a home.
She went on to graduate high school with honors, earn two undergraduate degrees, and receive her medical training at a top school. In 2000, Dang Nghiem left medicine and became a Buddhist nun.
In 2011, Sister Dang Ngheim contracted neuro-Lyme disease, a rare and severe form of the disease that affected both her physical and cognitive ability. Devastated, Dang Nghiem began to apply both her mindfulness practice and medical knowledge to overcome her illness.
With her characteristic blend of honesty and emotional vulnerability, in Mindfulness as Medicine Sister Dang Nghiem leads readers through her profound journey of healing and shares step-by-step directions for the techniques she used to embrace and transform her suffering.
Sister Dang Nghiem offers a kind of mindfulness based pain reduction in a highly accessible way combining beautiful storytelling with useful practices for dealing with chronic pain and illness that really work.
Sister Dang Nghiem is the author of the critically acclaimed Healing: A Woman’s Journey from Doctor to Nun, a Buddhist nun, a motivational speaker, and an inspiration for anyone who has ever suffered from childhood abuse, trauma, life changing loss, severe illness, or chronic disease.
She was a practicing doctor at UCSF Medical Center before she became a Zen Buddhist nun in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Sister Dang Nghiem lives in Magnolia Grove Monastery, outside Batesville, Mississippi.
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