Dining and Mandala Furniture

This project has been fully funded! Thank you!

In 2017, the nuns of Dolma Ling Nunnery requested financial support to provide additional furniture for their dining room and classrooms, as well as a work stand for the nuns to create sand mandalas.

The nunnery population had almost tripled in size since it was officially inaugurated in 2005 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 2017, Dolma Ling accepted 20 new nuns, bringing the total number to 227.

Although the nunnery had most of the furniture required to accommodate these new nuns, there was a small amount which needed to be built

dining table furniture, Dolma Ling Nunnery

Thanks to generous donors, two more dining tables and more benches were made to accommodate the increased number of nuns at the nunnery. Photo courtesy of the Nuns Media Team.

We are very grateful to the donors who provided funds for:

  • Two dining tables
  • Two benches for the dining room
  • To improve and increase the classroom furniture
  • To build a work stand for the nuns so they may learn how to construct sand mandalas.

All of the furniture items was made out of wood and plywood, in keeping with the rest of the furniture in the nunnery.

mandala stand

The handmade wooden mandala stand at Dolma Ling Nunnery, made possible by six generous donors. Photo courtesy of the Nuns Media Team.

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We are always looking for more sponsors for nuns at Dolma Ling. To learn more about our sponsorship program click here.