Empower the media nuns with a new camera

This project has been fully funded. Thank you!

Thanks to 14 wonderful donors, the Media Team at Dolma Ling Nunnery is now able to purchase a new camera. This will help them document the life and events at the nunneries and will enable them to take indoor shots and video also work in low-light conditions. The camera, lenses, and memory cards will be hand-delivered to the nuns in September 2017.

Thanks to our donors the nuns are able to purchase:

  • A Nikon D500 DSLR camera that can be used for both photography and high-quality videos;
  • Two lenses — one all-round, general-purpose, daily-work lens and a fixed lens good for low-light situations; and
  • Three 64 GB memory cards which are very useful for storing large data and which allow to the nuns to do long shoots without having to download immediately to a computer.

We look forward to sharing photos and videos with our supporters around the world.

About the Nuns’ Media Team

Media education was introduced to the Dolma Ling Nunnery study program in 2006. Following the success of the pilot project, effort was made to provide a proper media facility with all necessary equipment and space to allow the nuns to manage their own documentation and publicity projects.

This fully functional “Media Room” is managed by two trained nuns who have progressed through their academic education to a point where they felt they would prefer to take a more practical role in the nunnery.

Six nuns have now taken a keen interest and put in real effort into to learning how to manage computers, make their own magazine and videos, taking high-quality photographs. They take pictures and make videos of all the events within the nunnery, as well as outside the nunnery, creating excellent documentary records.

Learn more about the Tibetan Nuns Project.