3 Nunnery’s Supported
The scheme supports 3 Nunneries – 2 in Tibet and 1 in India
Nyagye Nunnery Tibet – it is difficult to get pictures of Nuns in Tibet and as such the sponsorship is donated to the Nunnery and shared by all Nuns
HADU Nunnery in Tibet – it is difficult to get pictures of Nuns in Tibet and as such the sponsorship is donated to the Nunnery and shared by all Nuns
Jungchub Choeling Nunnery in India – individual Nun Sponsorship is available
About Nyagye Nunnery Tibet
Nyagye Nunnery was established in 1458 by Hor Choegye Ngawang Phuntsok who was a great master of the day. It is in Eastern Tibet, near Dhargye Gompa, which is Khensur Rinpoches first Monastery. The nunnery continued until 1952 and then due to the invasion by communist Chinese and the cultural revolution it was destroyed for 36 years. In 1984 it was again rebuilt and re established and a nun called Sechoe and her family ran it until 2000. Then Nyagye Rinpoche (Nyagye Losang Palden) took over, and continued to further develop it. Presently there are 68 nuns, and everything is supplied by their families. The nunnery cannot provide anything for them.
During a recent visit, Nyagye Rinpoche requested Khensur Rinpoche’s attendant, Nawang Thupten (Tenzin) for urgent help.
The nuns daily routine is:
9.00 – 11.00am
Refuge, Guru Puja, Jorchoe Practice, Green Tara, Long Life Prayers,
Various other prayers
Lunch (which they have to provide for themselves).
3.00 – 6.00pm
Puja, Long Version of Medicine Buddha, Short Version of Medicine Buddha Puja, Various Long Life Prayers, Namgyal Zung, Dugshu Sesum (White Umbrella, Heart Sutra and the Snow Lion Face Prayer), Various Protector Prayers Every alternate 10th and 25th Vajrayogini Self Initiation Practice and Yamantaka Self Initiation Practice
There are 2 Disciplinary and 2 Assistant Disciplinary nuns.
Every year they have to attend Dhargye Monastery and participate in Mani Bumdrug (6,000,000 Compassion Mantra) and stay for 7 days.