Pema Maya

Training & Internship Program Manager & Assistant Editor
Pema Maya manages our Training & Internship Program and the design of our collaborative online courses. She brings extensive practical experience in developing and delivering engaging educational programs to her role, and a motivation to apply her skills to help make the Buddhadharma accessible to the widest possible audience. Pema is also part of our editorial team, and as well as doing copy-editing, assists the content editors in their text management. 

A long-term student of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Pema Maya has studied and practiced under his guidance since 1995. She studied classical Tibetan at the Manjushree Institute, Darjeeling, in 1997. From 2006 to 2009, she lived on site at Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute in Bir, developing and teaching an English language program, and continuing her study of Tibetan language. She assisted as a trainee translator-editor on Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s project to translate The Life and Times of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche (Shambhala Publications, 2017). She is currently in Khyentse Foundation’s Milinda teacher training program, undertaking rigorous study of Buddhist philosophy.

Pema Maya holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in language teaching and linguistics from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, a Master of Education from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and a Diploma in project management. She has fifteen years of experience designing online learning programs for higher education institutions in both countries. Originally from a small town in New Zealand, she now lives in coastal New South Wales, Australia.