Newsletters

Each autumn the Tibetan Nuns Project produces a newsletter with much of the writing, editing, and design being done in India by the nuns. Here’s our Tibetan Nuns Project newsletter archive.

You can sign up here to receive our annual newsletter and/or monthly email updates. Your privacy is our priority and we will never share your contact information.

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
  • 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!