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Award-winning artist Miya Ando auctions paintings for Buddhist nuns

Artist Miya Ando donates prayer flag paintings to Tibetan Nuns Prohect

Award-winning artist Miya Ando

Miya Ando, the renowned New York artist, has created a special series of paintings that will be auctioned off to raise funds for the Tibetan Nuns Project, a registered charity based in Seattle and India.

All proceeds of the sale of the paintings, after the small fees from the auction house, will be donated by the artist to the Tibetan Nuns Project and will be used to provide food, shelter, education and health care to over 700 Tibetan Buddhist nuns living in seven nunneries in northern India.

Her five prayer flag paintings on metal will be auctioned over a two-week period from March 8-23 2015. The launch of the auction will coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8th.

The online auction where the paintings may be viewed is at http://paddle8.com/auction/tibetan The auction opens on March 8 and closes on March 23 2015.

This is the second time that the award-winning artist has created a series of paintings in support of the Tibetan Nuns Project. As one journalist has noted, Ando works in cold steel, but her heart is warm and compassionate. Continue reading

Happy International Women’s Day from the Tibetan Nuns Project!

Thanks to the wonderful support of Tibetan Nuns Project donors, over 700 nuns in 7 nunneries in India are now being educated, nourished, sheltered and empowered. Our supporters are enabling the nuns to reach their full potential.

The nuns’ journeys to their new homes in India were full of suffering and loss. They faced arrest, torture, frostbite and death on their escape from Tibet.

Tibetan Nuns Project supporters have helped give them refuge and a safe place to practice. They have helped to provide them with education and skills training to build sustainability. They have joined with other compassionate souls to give the nuns both community and new homes, from which they can reach out and help others. Continue reading