We wanted to share with our blog followers some special projects in India that we’re working on. Each year we receive various projects focused on sustaining Dolma Ling Nunnery and Institute, near Dharamsala, India.
Dolma Ling was officially inaugurated in December 2005 and has increased in size and is now home to about 250 nuns. The nunnery was built by the Tibetan Nuns Project and is unique for its size and scope of education.
Dolma Ling Nunnery functions as a non-sectarian monastic university and provides the opportunity for nuns to study for higher degrees, including the Geshema degree, equivalent to a doctorate in Tibetan Buddhism.
While much of the maintenance and chores to keep the building sound and the nunnery running smoothly are done by the nuns themselves, like any large residential institution, there are some projects that need outside support.
We currently have six projects that the nuns need help with in order to keep Dolma Ling running smoothly:
- furnishing the kitchen that was expanded last year
- creating a butter sculpture workshop
- expanding the cow shed
- purchasing water filters and creating a boiled-water center
- repainting the main prayer hall, a nuns’ housing wing, and one of the staff quarters
- purchasing additional tables and stools for the nuns’ rooms.
A full description of each project is available on our Current Projects section of this website or by clicking the hyperlinks in the list above.
To help us with these projects you can:
- Make a gift online
- Call our office in Seattle, US at 1-206-652-8901 (Monday-Friday, 8-4)
- Mail a check to:
The Tibetan Nuns Project
815 Seattle Boulevard South #216
Seattle, WA 98134 USA
(Please include a note about how you wish your gift to be used.)