Mexico City, 1982. A resident in Santa María La Ribera, Viridiana Gamiño has a BA in Hispanic language and literature from UNAM; she also studied cinematography, script writing, and production at the Asociación Mexicana de Cineastas Independientes. For the past eleven years, she has focused on studies of the mind and studied the educational-contemplative program of Tibetan Buddhism at the Casa Tibet México. She has participated in Buddhist retreats with professors such as Alan Wallace, Lama Pema Wangdak, Jetsün Khandro Rinpoché, Tsoknyi Rinpoché, Lama Ole Nydahl, Anyen Rinpoche, and Jamyang Dagmo Sakya, among others. She has actively participated in the defense of human rights for the people of Tibet. From 2010 to 2015 she worked as translator and personal assistant for the first traditional Tibetan doctor in Mexico. During those years, she participated in the coordination of three visits of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Mexico.
She is currently working with Tejiendo otro Mundo, a citizen’s initiative and with El Caracol, a nonprofit association in defense of human rights of homeless and migrant people. She collaborates with Casa Gallina as an instructor of basic computer workshops for adults as part of the Digital Migrants Program.