Dining and Mandala Furniture

The nuns of Dolma Ling Nunnery have 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.

Officially inaugurated in 2005 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dolma Ling Nunnery and Institute in northern India is a center of learning and scholarship where women can be recognized for their deep understanding of Buddhist history, practice, and principles. This non-sectarian nunnery is open to Buddhist nuns from all traditions and lineages.

Since it was built, the nunnery population has almost tripled in size. In 2017, Dolma Ling has accepted 20 new nuns, bringing the total number to 227. Although the nunnery has most of the furniture required to accommodate these new nuns, there is a small amount that needs to be made.

We need your help to fund:

  • 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 will be made out of wood and plywood, in keeping with the rest of the furniture in the nunnery.

Total cost: US $2,300

To help 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
    (for dining tables and other furniture)
    815 Seattle Boulevard South #216
    Seattle, WA 98134 USA

Make a Donation

Download a description of the mandala table and dining table project.
View a short video of a Day in the Life at Dolma Ling Nunnery

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