Tenzin Dhardon Sharling


As an educator, feminist scholar, an environmental humanist, and a former Tibetan political personality, Dhardon’s scholarship of praxis draws upon the Dalai Lama’s interdisciplinary approach to promoting human values and employs a critical feminist lens to study the intersection of human consciousness and communication in an intercultural context oriented towards human, climate, and planetary well-being. She has over 12-years of professional experience in the field of intersectional social justice. She has been published as one of the authors of the seminal book The Power of the Feminine: Facing Shadow Evoking Light  (2020, Human Foundation: Egypt), and a contributing author for A Force Such as the World Has Never Known: Women Creating Change, (2013, Innana Publication: Canada). At the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Sharling is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Communication and is also pursuing a graduate certificate in feminist studies at the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) department. She teaches Public Speaking and Writing as Communication to undergraduates at Umass.  Sharling is working on her first book-in-progress Theorizing a Female Dalai Lama: An Intersectional Tool for Feminisms. A chapter from the book with the same title has been published in the peer reviewed journal Anthropology of Consciousness, Spring 2022.


human consciousness, human communication, environmental communication,  intercutlural cultural communication, mediation, human values, intersectionality, critical feminist theories.

Current Projects: 

Sharling is working on her first book, A Female Dalai Lama: Intersecting Sex, Gender, Race, Religion, and Nation

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New book: The Power of the Feminine: Facing Shadows, Evoking Light