Electronic Journal from Sakyadhita USA

Issue No. 12 Fall 2016

Vajrayogini Goddess Dakini

Dakini Goddess of Wisdom

Pamela Ayo Yetunde, J.D., M.A., Th.D., was the Frederick P. Lenz Foundation Visiting Scholar-in-Residence at University of the West, Fall, 2016.  Ayo earned her Doctor of Theology in Pastoral Counseling degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.  She earned her M.A. in Culture and Spirituality from Holy Names University in Oakland, CA and her law degree from Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington.  Ayo is a pastoral counselor in private practice, and has also worked in spiritual care in hospital, hospice, and mental health care settings.  She is a Community Dharma Leader certified by Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA.

Black Snakes Shed Their Blood Hell Skins:  University of the West and the Ground of Women’s Spiritual Liberation


Pamela Ayo Yetunde, J.D., Th.D.

Guest Editor

University of the West is a private, nonprofit, non-sectarian, co-educational university offering undergraduate, graduate, certificate and continuing education programs. UWest is located in Rosemead, CA, 15 miles east of Los Angeles.

The mission of University of the West is to:

  • Provide a ‘whole person’ education in a context informed by Buddhist wisdom and values and
  • Facilitate cultural understanding and appreciation between East and West.

In addition to serving as guest editor for Issue No. 12 of American Buddhist Women, Pamela Ayo Yetunde will be a keynote speaker at Sakyadhita USA's one-day conference on April 1, 2017, at University of the West in Rosemead, CA. The Theme of the conference is "Diversity in the Dharma: Buddhist Women Engage Race and Exclusionary Politics in America."


Get complete details and registration information about this important conference on the Announcements page of this issue.

Sakyadhita USA Encouraging Inclusion Across American Buddhisms

SUSA is the USA National Branch of Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women

Sakyadhita USA

P. O. Box 1649, Ridgecrest, CA 93556