Born in Scotland, in 1970, Venerable Angie Muir obtained a Bachelor's Degree in 1992. Feeling disillusioned with her prospective career path and life ahead of her, she left Scotland and combined travelling with work in Asia for 3 years until in 1995 she felt a calling to go to India to explore meditation and find her life path. Within a few months she “had the incredible fortune due to some previous karma” to discover Tibetan Buddhism, and meet her main spiritual teacher Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche (of almost 30 years) and become ordained.
Venerable Angie has been a Buddhist nun for over 25 years. During this time, she served at Lama Zopa Rinpoche's residences in the U.S. for 13 years. In addition to doing various personal retreats, she has offered service, teaching, and leading meditation at other FPMT centers.