You Can Help

Make a Donation

A gift to the Tibetan Nuns Project will help empower, educate and support over 800 Tibetan Buddhist nuns living in northern India. If you would like to make a general donation, we will direct your gift towards the area of greatest need. Or if you wish you can designate your gift to a specific project, such as supporting teachers’ salaries, education programs, and more. You can donate online or contact our office.

To help 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 #418, Seattle, WA 98134 USA


Sponsor a Nun

For less than $1 per day, you can help provide food, shelter, education and health care to a nun.  You can become a sponsor today and be linked with a specific nun. Sponsorship is the heart of our program.

Become a Sustaining Donor

One fabulous way you can support the nuns is by becoming a regular donor. You can choose the amount and frequency of your recurring gift. Even a modest gift of $5 or $10 a month is a big help. You can donate here or contact our office in Seattle, US at 206-652-8901 or email at and we can set up your monthly gifts today.

Buy Products

The nuns take great pride in making products for sale through our website as part of their income generating program. They hand make unique gifts such as prayer beads and bags, prayer flags, nun and monk dolls, door hangings, kataks (offering scarves), shopping bags and more. Many of the products are handmade and blessed by the nuns. If you are purchasing gifts for friends and family throughout the year, please consider a gift made with love by the nuns. Visit our online store.

Leave a Legacy of Compassion

One of our sponsors said, “A donation to this cause benefits beyond helping just the nuns… it benefits the Tibetan culture, it benefits refugees from Tibet, it benefits education for women, it benefits the Buddhist religion and community and all of this spreads like a ripple of compassion for others beyond that community. This is not charity; it is an investment in humanity.”

Naming the Tibetan Nuns Project as a beneficiary in your will is a way to help support future generations of Tibetan Buddhist nuns. After you care for your loved ones, you can make a bequest in your will and leave a legacy of compassion. Here’s our Legacies of Compassion booklet or for more information, please contact us.

We also have a Long-Term Stability Fund to put our core programs on a solid footing.

Give a Tribute Gift

You can make a gift to the nuns in honor of a friends, family, teachers and colleagues and we will send a beautiful tribute card to either you or the designated person, telling them about your gift. Order a tribute card today.

Donate Securities

When you donate securities to the Tibetan Nuns Project, you may also receive significant tax savings while helping the nuns at the same time. Learn more here.

Spread the Word

Please spread the word to your family and friends about our work.  You can follow the Tibetan Nuns Project on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube and subscribe to our blog for all the latest news. Each year, we publish a newsletter and you can sign up for it here.

Wish Lists

We have created an Amazon Wish List of about 80 basic items that the nuns in India need, such as shoes, mittens for cold weather, and socks. You can see all the items and order what you wish and it will be sent by Amazon straight to India.

Employee Gift Matching

If you’re interested in supporting our work and your employer provides employee-matching gifts, your sponsorship contributions and donations could qualify. If so, we would be happy to help you fill out the paperwork or provide you with any information you need to submit to your company. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.