Gen Kelsang Nyema was raised as a Presbyterian. Her father was the son of a minister and was disappointed when she stopped going to church. Her family moved to Georgia from Missouri when she was 13. Nyema later attended Duke University, majoring in English. After graduation, she taught karate. One of her students introduced her to Buddhism. Today she is one of the few ordained Buddhist nuns in the Southern United States.
Here she discusses relaxation, meditation, and happiness.