Retreat Hut Drainage

Thanks to generous donors, this project has been fully funded! We look forward to providing a detailed report as soon as the work is complete.

In 2014, we completed the construction of 8 individual retreat huts on a secluded piece of land adjacent to Dolma Ling Nunnery in northern India.

These 8 retreat huts are now being used by nuns on retreat, primarily our newly qualified Geshema nuns. During last year’s monsoon, the nuns raised the alarm about torrential downpours causing problems inside the retreat huts and also flooding the paths to the huts and inundating the surrounding garden areas.

Thanks to generous support, we can now:

  • Add gutters and drainpipes to the roofs of the 8 retreat huts so that the rainwater does not splash back against the walls and damage them;
  • Improve the drainage all around the retreat huts to ensure that the nuns and the huts are protected, and to channel the water efficiently into the main drainage system behind the huts.

This will help protect the nuns and retreat huts from the monsoon rains!

To get a sense of the enormous amount of water that the nunnery must cope with, here’s a video taken in July 2018 by the Nuns’ Media Team showing the monsoon rains. This area is near the top of the nunnery complex and the retreat huts are nearby.

To help with another Current Need 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
    815 Seattle Boulevard South #216
    Seattle, WA 98134 USA
  4. Donate securities.

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Download a PDF description of the Retreat Hut Drainage Project here.