Newsletters

Read our 2020 Fall Newsletter with news of:

  • How the Nunneries Were Impacted by the Pandemic
  • Masks and Physcial Distancing
  • Education in the Time of COVID
  • Geshema News
  • Jang Gonchoe Inter-Nunnery Debate Cancelled for 2020
  • Special Convocation Ceremony at Sakya College
  • Dorjee Zong Nunnery Update
  • Science Projects
  • 10th Anniversary of Shugsep Nunnery and Institute
  • Current Needs

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Each autumn the Tibetan Nuns Project produces a newsletter. Here’s our archive of our previous newsletters.

Read our 2019 Fall Newsletter with news of:

  • The 2019 Jang Gonchoe Inter-Nunnery Debate
  • The Jang Gonchoe Endowment Fund
  • 50 Tibetan Nuns Sit Geshema Exams in August 2019
  • Updates from the Nunneries
  • Emergency at Shugsep Nunnery and Institute
  • A nun’s story
  • Acts of Generosity
  • Our Project Wish List

Read our 2018 Fall Newsletter with news of:

  • Geshemas Pursue Groundbreaking Tantric Studies Program
  • Updates from the Nunneries
  • The 2018 Geshema Exams and Results
  • Our Project Wish List
  • Laughing Nuns: The Story Behind the Photograph
  • The 2018 Inter-Nunnery Debate
  • Dorjee Zong Nuns Visit Dolma Ling
  • Thank You to Venerable Lobsang Dechen

Read our 2017 Winter Newsletter with news of:

  • Our 30th anniversary
  • Photos of events to mark the 30th anniversary
  • Photos of the special audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Read our 2017 Fall Newsletter with news of:

  • The historic new Buddhist tantric studies program for Geshemas
  • News in brief
  • Updates on the nunneries
  • Our current projects and goals

Read our 2016 Fall Newsletter with news of:

  • The upcoming Geshema graduation ceremony
  • A timeline story of the Tibetan Nuns Project
  • An interview with Geshema nun Venerable Tenzin Kunsel
  • Updates on the nunneries
  • Stories of acts of generosity
  • And more!

Read our 2015 Fall Newsletter with news of:

  • The 20th anniversary of the Jang Gonchoe
  • Profile of nun Venerable Lobsang Dolkar
  • Photos and stories from Himalayan nunneries, Sherab Choeling and Dorjee Zong
  • Updates on all the nunneries
  • News of the nuns’ cafe, tofu machine, kitchen extension
  • And more!

Read our 2014 Fall Newsletter with news of:

  • Round Two of the Geshema exams
  • Profile of nun Delek Wangmo
  • The annual inter-nunnery debate, Jang Gonchoe
  • Updates on each of the nunneries
  • How the nuns are building self-sufficiency
  • And more!

Read our 2013 Fall Newsletter with news of:

  • The May 2013 Geshema Exams
  • Profile of nun and nurse Phuntsok Wangmo
  • Nun sponsorship update
  • Media training for the nuns
  • Update on each of the nunneries
  • And more!

Read our 2012 Fall Newsletter with news of:

  • The historic decision to grant the Geshema degree
  • The nuns’ own newsletter
  • How the global economic crisis affects the nunneries
  • News from all the nunneries
  • And more!

Read our 2011 Fall Newsletter with news of:

  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s inauguration of Shugsep Nunnery
  • The graduation of 27 Shugsep nuns
  • Nuns working as teachers
  • Ven. Delek Yangdron and her computer skills
  • Kalachakra 2011
  • News from all the nunneries
  • And more!

Read our 2010 Fall Newsletter with news of:

  • The upcoming Shugsep Nunnery Inauguration
  • The success story of Ven. Tenzin Palmo
  • The start of construction for retreat huts at Dolma Ling
  • Sustainable nunneries
  • Empowering voices through debate
  • Knee surgery for an elderly nun
  • Nunnery updates and more!

Read our 2009 Fall Newsletter with news of:

  • The growing community of sponsored nuns
  • The inauguration of the Sakya Nuns Institute
  • Geshema and Khenmo degrees
  • Shugsep Nunnery update
  • Dolma Ling Nunnery progress on self-sufficiency
  • Details of upcoming projects
  • And more!

Read our 2008 Fall Newsletter with news of:

  • The Jang Gonchoe inter-nunnery debate
  • A special message from the Director, Rinchen Khando Choegyal
  • Debate moves forward on full ordination for the nuns
  • Nuns move into Shugsep Nunnery
  • Solar bath house and new debate courtyard at Dolma Ling
  • Matching sponsors with nuns
  • And more!

Read our 2007 Fall Newsletter with news of:

  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama announces “Full Support” for introducing full ordination for Tibetan Buddhist women
  • Graduation day and new projects at Dolma Ling Nunnery
  • How our sponsorship system works
  • His Holiness the Karmapa at Tilokpur Nunnery
  • Progress at Shugsep Nunnery
  • TNP visit to Korea
  • And more!

Read our 2006 Fall Newsletter with news of:

  • Two new projects: Sakya Nuns College and Sherab Choeling Institute
  • Bhikshuni Ordination Update
  • New health book, Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
  • Progress at Shugsep Nunnery
  • Assistance for “floating nuns”
  • And more!

Read our 2005 Fall Newsletter with news of:

  • Prayers for disaster victims
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Statement on Gelongma Ordination
  • Full Ordination and Geshe Degree for nuns
  • The Dec 8 inauguration of Dolma Ling Nunnery and Institute
  • TNP office moves to Seattle
  • And more!

Read our 2004 Fall Newsletter with news of:

  • Historic convocations
  • Why some nuns leave
  • The Jang Gonchoe annual debate
  • Shugsep and Dolma Ling graduation and updates
  • Jeff Davis photo exhibition “Path of Promise”
  • Tides Canada partnership April 2004
  • And more!

Read our 2003 Fall Newsletter with news of:

  • The TNP fundraising tour
  • Who teaches the nuns
  • Leadership in the nunneries
  • Finishing Dolma Ling Nunnery
  • Progress towards self-sufficiency
  • Advanced studies and winter courses at Dolma Ling
  • And more!

Read our 2002 Fall Newsletter with news of:

  • Land bought for new Shugsep Nunnery
  • The Tibetan cultural region
  • Study programs at various nunneries
  • What do the nuns do every day
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama visits Tilokpur Nunnery
  • Winter trainings and more!

Read our 2001 Fall Newsletter with news of:

  • Interview with Director Rinchen Khando Choegyal: A Strong Voice for Nuns’ Education
  • Venerable Dolma Lhamo’s story
  • Advanced study program for Shugsep nuns
  • New classrooms at Geden Choeling Nunnery
  • Nunnery updates from Dolma Ling and Tilokpur Nunneries
  • Health worker training for the nuns
  • And more!