Emily Hsu completed FPMT’s seven-year Masters Program of Sutra and Tantra at Istituto Lama Tsong Khapa in Italy, a program based on the geshe studies curriculum, graduating in 2004 with high honors. Upon completion, Emily engaged in a ten-month solitary retreat in Spain to integrate the material. She subsequently taught at the San Francisco Bay Area centers for ten years, serving as the resident teacher of Ocean of Compassion Buddhist center before departing in 2016 to focus more on retreat. Emily currently divides her time between doing retreat and teaching in the United States and abroad. She emphasizes meditation, emptiness, the good heart, and the practical application of the traditional teachings in daily life.