Cow Fence

Good news! This project has been fully funded. We’ll report back here as soon as possible.

The nuns at Dolma Ling Nunnery and Institute have been keeping dairy cows for over 20 years. Currently, they have nine cows split as five or six milking cows, one calf, one elderly cow, and the others are young or pregnant.

The nunnery’s small herd provide the main kitchen with milk and butter for the 250 nuns who live and study there. The dairy herd also provides manure for the nunnery’s flourishing vegetable and flower gardens. The cows are an important aspect of the nunnery’s sustainability efforts.

The nuns need help to build a new 45-meter cow fence for the lower boundary of the nunnery. This fence will keep the cows and calves safe and contained. It will also be an important demarcation of the nuns’ land.

The fence will serve a dual purpose: it will keep the cows from straying onto other people’s land and will prevent any disputes about the nunnery’s own boundary.


Help keep the nuns’ cows safe and mark the nunnery boundary!
To help you can:

  1. Make a gift online at
  2. Call our office in Seattle, US at 1-206-652-8901
  3. Mail a check to the Tibetan Nuns Project (for cow fence)
    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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Here’s a video of the cows heading back home after a day grazing in the fields.

You may download a description of the cow fence project here.