Monthly Gifts

The Tibetan Nuns Project supports over 900 nuns in northern India.

By becoming a monthly donor at any amount you choose, you can help provide Tibetan Buddhist nuns with basic needs like food, clothing, shelter, education, and health care.

A little goes a long way!

For example, it costs about US $12.50 to feed one nun for a month at Dolma Ling Nunnery and Institute!

To help you can:

  1. Make a gift online
  2. Call our office in Seattle, U.S. at 1-206-652-8901
  3. Mail a check to The Tibetan Nuns Project, 815 Seattle Boulevard South #418, Seattle, WA 98134 U.S. (note that it is for the Long-Term Stability Fund)
  4. Donate securities
  5. Leave a gift in your will to the Tibetan Nuns Project

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Monthly Costs at Dolma Ling Nunnery

Here’s a list of the monthly costs at the largest nunnery we support in northern India to show you how far your monthly gifts can go. Dolma Ling is home to almost 400 nuns and staff. Like all the nunneries, the nuns follow a simple vegetarian diet.

  1. Rice: The nunnery uses 8 35-kilogram bags of rice. Cost: $215 per month or $7/day
  2. Flour: The nuns use 12 40-kilogram bags of flour per month. Cost: $164/month
  3. Potatoes: Each month the nunnery uses 11 bags of potatoes. Cost: $150/month
  4. Oil: The kitchen uses 5 tins of cooking oil. Cost: $126/month
  5. Eggs: The nunnery uses about 4,800 eggs per month. Cost: $80/month but the cost goes up in the winter when hens lay fewer eggs.
  6. Fuel: Cooking gas is an expensive item and the nuns need 47 cylinders per month. Cost: $653/month
Tibetan Buddhist nun checking rice

Rice is a staple at all the nunneries. By becoming a monthly supporter, you can help feed hundreds of nuns. Photo courtesy of Brian Harris.