Tibetan Nuns Project
The Tibetan Nuns Project provides education and humanitarian aid to refugee nuns from Tibet and to nuns from the Himalayan regions of India. Support for the project provides facilities and programs to educate, empower, and improve the status of ordained Tibetan women. Through the sponsorship program, the Tibetan Nuns Project supports over 700 nuns living in northern India. For less than $1 per day, it is possible to help provide a nun with food, shelter, clothing, medical care and educational opportunities. Recently, KSC joined the sponsorship program, and Phyllis Norris, KSC Board President, had this to share:
"Back in December 2016, I received a notice from the Tibetan Nuns Project about the Dalai Lama awarding geshema degrees to 20 Tibetan nuns for the first time in history. Two things struck me as I looked at the photos and read the nuns’ statements – one was how strong these young women are to have undertaken the 17-year education program and to have come through it with such brilliance. And two, that such a program was envisioned at least 20 years ago (probably more) to provide equal educational opportunity to young girls. It has taken the wisdom and efforts of many, many people – the Dalai Lama and others in the monastic hierarchy: teachers, instructors, administrators both female and male. And financial support to build this program literally from the ground up. It is with that spirit in mind that KSC chose to support three nuns. We hold them in mind and spirit and wish them great success."
For more information on the project, please visit: https://tnp.org
The nuns we support from Tara Abbey: Jamyang Lhamo & Tsultrim Wangmo
From Tilokpur Nunnery: Karma Ngawang Lhamo
The following are letters we've received recently from two of our sponsored nuns, Jamyang Lhamo, and Tsultrim Wangmo: