No closet is complete without a Tibetan Nuns Project hoodie!
Made of a comfortable 50/50 cotton and polyester blend, our hoodies are pre-shrunk and soft. They have our logo and “Tibetan Nuns Project” on the front and the TNP logo printed large on the back. Our logo has a deep meaning. It expresses the harmony of wisdom and compassion, the feminine and the masculine.
The hoodies come in two styles and three colors, with sizes small through XXL. Our pullover hoodies are available in two colors: forest green or maroon. The zip-up hoodies are available in three colors: forest green, maroon, or black.
Visit our online store to see more images of the Tibetan Nuns Project hoodies. They cost $30 to $35 depending on the size. Your purchase helps educate and empower Tibetan Buddhist nuns at seven nunneries in northern India. (Note that international mail acceptance for some countries such as Australia and NZ has been temporarily suspended due to the pandemic. Check for latest information here.)
About the Tibetan Nuns Project Logo
The Tibetan Nuns Project logo is made up of the syllables E (pronounced “ay” as in “day”) and VAM, written in an ancient Sanskrit script and surrounded by a circle of 21 syllables TAM.
E and VAM are seed syllables that symbolize the paired essentials needed for enlightenment— wisdom and method, emptiness and compassion, the feminine and the masculine.
Although this essential pairing is expressed in many forms throughout the tradition, E and VAM have a particularly strong and explicit link to the feminine and masculine.
We chose these Sanskrit syllables for the logo because we are working with women to strengthen the feminine, but in a context in which the development, balance, and harmony of both the feminine and the masculine are essential. Wisdom and compassion are the two wings of the bird flying to enlightenment. Without both wisdom and compassion, fully developed and perfectly balanced, enlightenment is not possible.
The seed syllables E and VAM are surrounded by a circle of 21 TAM, the seed syllable of Tara. Tara is the feminine embodiment of compassion, and the number 21 is significant because the twenty-one forms of Tara are one of her most popular manifestions. The nuns have a particular affinity for Tara. They are often asked by the Tibetan community to perform Tara rituals on their behalf.
The Tibetan name for Tara is “Dolma”, and thus “Dolma Ling”, the name of our first undertaking, the Dolma Ling Nunnery and Institute, means “Place of Tara”.