Empower the media nuns with a new camera

In the summer of 2017, we put out a request to our supporters to help fund new camera equipment for the team of media nuns at Dolma Ling Nunnery in India.

Thanks to the kindness and generosity of 14 wonderful donors, the Media Team at Dolma Ling Nunnery received their new camera in early September, just in time to document the annual inter-nunnery debate (the Jang Gonchoe) and the events surrounding the 30th anniversary of the Tibetan Nuns Project.

Here’s a thank-you video about the impact of the new camera. (Note that this video was not made by the nuns. If it was, the quality would have been better!)

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters the nuns received:

  • 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.

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 Department is managed by two trained nuns, Venerable Delek Yangdron and Venerable Delek Yangchen, 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 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.

Thank you for empowering these dedicated women to help tell the story of the Tibetan nuns.

Learn more about the Tibetan Nuns Project.