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Željka Blakšic AKA Gita Blak
Željka Blakšic AKA Gita Blak

Ani Pachen (1933 – 2002) was a freedom fighter and activist, celebrated as the warrior nun who led her Tibetan clan in armed rebellion against the Chinese invaders until she was captured and spent 21 years as a prisoner. Despite the extreme torture she endured at the hands of her captors Ani Pachen never lost her commitment to Buddhist practice. For the rest of her life, her mission was to tell the world about what is happening in Tibet. She published a book based on her life story “Sorrow Mountain: The Journey of a Tibetan Warrior Nun” and participated in numerous freedom marches across the world.