The Pema Chodron Foundation is happy to support –
The Monastic College of Surmang Dutsi Til – Surmang, located in eastern Tibet, was a thriving complex of monasteries under the direction of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, until its destruction during the Chinese invasion during the 1950s. Today, Surmang Düdtsi-til remains one of the poorest monasteries in Tibet with few resources to fulfill its traditional role of serving the spiritual and educational needs of the nuns, monks and lay people of the area. The Pema Chodron Foundation has made a significant contribution to the building of the monastic college (shedra) at Surmang monastery. Learn more here…
The Nuns of Tsoknyi Gechak Ling – Tsoknyi Gechak Ling is a small Buddhist nunnery in the village of Chobhar, in the foothills near Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. About 100 nuns live at Tsoknyi Gebchak Ling, having fled Tibet in an effort to continue their meditation practice and study and keep their tradition alive. The Pema Chodron Foundation has provided the funding to build a three-year center (Pema Chodron Drubde) to help these nuns fulfill their deep aspiration to realize the profound depth of their tradition. Learn more about The Nuns of Tsoknyi Gechak Ling.
The Nuns of Sher Gompa – Sher Gompa is in the high and remote region of Menang, Nepal, nestled in the heart of the Annapurna mountains near the border with Tibet. This remarkable group of women are engaged in the traditional, and very rigorous three-year retreat which is the culmination of their study and training. The Pema Chodron Foundation has agreed to fully fund and support these nuns. Learn more about The Nuns of Sher Gompa.
The Nuns of Karma Drubdey Nunnery in Bhutan – The Pema Chodron Foundation is delighted to have the opportunity to support the nuns of Karma Drubdey nunnery in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. The nunnery was established by the great scholar and meditation master, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche in 1968. Today, there are 127 nuns actively engaged in study and meditation retreat at Karma Drubdey Nunnery. Learn more about these nuns.