During a seminar, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa taught us a
proper and respect way in Tibetan ¡§tsunma¡¨ (meaning
¡§venerable¡¨) to refer to nuns.
He reminisced that in the
area of Kham where he was born, people used the term ¡§jomo¡¨
to refer to nuns. Jomo
was a polite term of respect, reserved in ancient times for