10-Seat Vehicle for Shugsep

The nuns at Shugsep Nunnery and Institute need a 10-seat vehicle for all their tasks transporting nuns and supplies. The vehicle will also be used to take nuns for medical care.

The nuns currently use a 13-year-old Chevrolet Tavera that is falling apart. The model was discontinued in 2017 and there are growing problems with repairs and maintenance. The nuns have done their best to keep their old vehicle running, but parts are very hard to find and extremely expensive.

The total cost of the new multi-purpose vehicle is $29,500. This includes taxes, registration, insurance, and warranty for repairs.

Please help buy a 10-seat vehicle for the Shugsep nuns!

  1. Make a gift online at tnp.org
  2. Call our office in Seattle, US at 1-206-652-8901
  3. Mail a check to The Tibetan Nuns Project (for Shugsep vehicle)
    815 Seattle Boulevard South #216, Seattle, WA 98134 USA
  4. Give a gift of securities
  5. Leave a gift in your will to the Tibetan Nuns Project

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new vehicle needed for Shugsep Nunnery,

The nuns’ existing vehicle is old and held together by tape. Note also the brick behind the rear tire because the brakes don’t work. The model was discontinued in 2017 so it is very hard to repair and maintain. Please help the nuns get a new 10-seat multi-purpose vehicle.

About Shugsep Nunnery and Institute

Shugsep Nunnery is home to 101 nuns. It is one of two nunneries built and completely supported by the Tibetan Nuns Project. Many of the nuns come from Shugsep Nunnery in Tibet and escaped into exile seeking freedom.

A Nyingma nunnery, Shugsep traces its rituals and practice to some of the most illustrious female practitioners in Tibetan history. In the previous century, Shugsep Nunnery was home to one of the most famous teachers of her time, Shugsep Jetsunma.

Following the Cultural Revolution in 1959, the nuns of Shugsep Nunnery in Tibet were forced to leave and it was completely destroyed. Although the nunnery was partially rebuilt by the nuns in the 1980s, they faced frequent harassment by Chinese authorities.

Here is a video made in 2006 telling the story of Shugsep Nunnery in Tibet and how it was re-established in India by the Tibetan Nuns Project.