Debating Scholarship / Jang Gonchoe

For centuries, Tibetan monks have held an annual month-long debating session called Jang Gonchoe, an integral part of their Buddhist practice. The practice of debate joins logical thinking with a deeper understanding of Buddhist philosophy. It is an essential part of monastic education in the Tibetan tradition.

Nuns can attend a month-long debating session and take a step closer to educational equality. Your donation will help with a nun’s expenses so she can attend this important session, once only available to monks.

To donate now

Give to Debating Scholarship

Here’s a short video made a number of years ago by the nuns at Dolma Ling Nunnery about the importance of monastic debate.

To support the annual inter-nunnery debate you can:

  1. Make a gift online – see below.
  2. Call our office in Seattle, US at 1-206-652-8901
  3. Mail a check to:
    The Tibetan Nuns Project
    (for Debate Scholarships)
    815 Seattle Boulevard South #216
    Seattle, WA 98134 USA

Make a Donation

Download a PDF file with a description of the Debating Scholarships.

Learn more about the Tibetan Nuns Project.