Abbe Blum, Instructor
Abbe Blum is a long time student of Tarthang Tulku, beginning her study at Nyingma Institute in 1987 and completing the six month Human Development retreat in 1994. Teaching in the Nyingma Mandala since 1998, she currently presents Kum Nye, Joy of Being, Lotus Trilogy, Caring, and Nyingma Psychology courses at Nyingma Institute and Dharma College. She worked as one of the editors on several of Rinpoche’s latest books and together with Caroline van Tuyll designed the hands-on Joy of Being Workbook. She holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley, an M.A. from Cambridge University, England, where she was a Marshall scholar, and a Ph.D. in English literature from Yale University. As an Associate Professor at Swarthmore College, she taught Shakespeare and intensive writing seminars. has done the six month Human Development program. She also currently teaches in the School of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry at Saybook University and is doing an online course, Body Consciousness, Body Wisdom at JFK University.