Vehicle for the Nuns

The 250 nuns at Dolma Ling Nunnery and Institute need a new vehicle.

They are currently using a car given to them in 2012 and, because it is 12 years old, it is hard to maintain and to get replacement parts. The roads around Dharamsala in the foothills of the Himalayas are hilly, challenging, and lack proper shoulders. During the heavy monsoon rains, there are landslides, cracks, flash floods, and debris on the roads.

The nunnery is located down in the Kangra Valley, almost a 40-minute drive from the Tibetan Delek Hospital, the main temple where His Holiness the Dalai Lama gives teachings, and all the offices of the Central Tibetan Administration. There is no bus service and it is not possible or safe for the nuns to walk. The elevation gain on the 8-mile journey from the nunnery to the temple is over 1,800 feet or 560 meters.

The nuns would like to buy a replacement vehicle that can comfortably sit 3 people in the back seat and handle the difficult roads. They have requested help to buy a SUV because they need a vehicle powerful enough to get up the road to McLeod Ganj, the heart of the Tibetan exile community in Dharamsala, where the roads are in very poor condition, especially during the monsoon.

Budget: US $28,000

Please help provide transport for the Dolma Ling nuns:

  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 Vehicle for the Nuns)
  4. Donate securities
  5. Leave a gift in your will to the Tibetan Nuns Project


Young Tibetan Buddhist nun with umbrella during monsoon

Thank you!