Current Needs

Here is our wish list of current needs and projects for the nuns and nunneries.

  • TEACHERS’ SALARIES: We need help to fund teachers’ salaries at various Tibetan Buddhist nunneries in India. The annual cost of one teacher’s salary ranges from $1,500 to $5,000, depending on the location of the nunnery and the skills of the teacher.
  • HOUSING FOR GESHEMAS: Build 16 rooms and facilities for Geshemas at Dolma Ling Nunnery so that they can get the advanced studies required to become fully qualified teachers of their tradition.
  • URGENT KITCHEN WORK: The Dolma Ling nuns urgently need help to improve their kitchen’s ventilation, gutters, and roof before the summer’s intense heat and monsoon rains.
  • SHUGSEP NUNNERY RETREAT CENTER: The senior nuns at Shugsep Nunnery and Institute need a place where they can practice retreat in order to become fully qualified teachers and preservers of their ancient tradition.
  • VEHICLE FOR THE NUNS: The 250 nuns at Dolma Ling need a new vehicle to replace the one they were given 12 years ago. The nunnery is located almost a 40-minute drive from the Tibetan Delek Hospital, the main temple where His Holiness the Dalai Lama gives teachings, and all the offices of the Central Tibetan Administration. There is no bus service and it is not possible or safe for the nuns to walk.
  • LONG-TERM STABILITY FUND: Donate to the Long-Term Stability Fund, a quasi-endowment, that will build a strong and stable future for Tibetan nuns living in exile in northern India. No matter what the future of Tibet holds, you can help these dedicated and courageous women to preserve their culture and spiritual traditions.
  • SPONSOR A NUN: Sponsor a nun for just $1 a day and provide her with education, food, shelter, health care, and opportunity.
  • MONTHLY GIFTS: A little goes a long way! Become a monthly supporter at any amount you choose and provide the essentials of life such as food, shelter, and education to the nuns.

To enable us to help the nuns in whatever way is needed, you can donate to the Area of Greatest Need.

To help us with these projects you can:

  1. Make a gift online – see below.
  2. Call our office in Seattle, US at 1-206-652-8901 (Monday-Friday, 8-4)
  3. Mail a check to:
    The Tibetan Nuns Project
    815 Seattle Boulevard South #418
    Seattle, WA 98134 USA
    (Please include a note about how you wish your gift to be used.)
  4. Donate securities

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