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The Tibetan Nuns Project (TNP) provides education and support to nuns living in exile in nunneries in India and Nepal from all Tibetan Buddhist lineages. The Tibetan Nuns Project is dedicated to: -Improving standards of food, sanitation, medical care, and education in Tibetan nunneries -Working towards future self-sufficiency through educational and training opportunities -Training nuns to take leadership and service roles within their communities -Improving the level and status of ordained Buddhist women -Assisting recently arrived refugee nuns from Tibet -Continuing to establish further facilities for Buddhist nuns
The Tibean Nuns Project is a 501c3 was established over two decades ago and is a 501c3 dedicated to supporting and educating Tibetan nuns living in exile. Our mission is to provide basic care for ordained Tibetan Buddhist women, and educate them in traditional values and philosophy, as well as the essential skills and knowledge needed to function in the moderm world. We are working to establish a role for ordained women as teachers and leaders comparable to that of monks.
With the generosity of individuals and organizations from around the world, we currently support over 700 nuns living in India through our sponsorship program. One hundred percent of sponsorship money goes directly to India and provides food, shelter, medical care and education to the nuns.
All of our program work takes place in North India, where we have an office within the Dolma Ling complex staffed largely by lay Tibetans, who are increasingly assisted by the nuns themselves. We have a small administrative and fund-raising office in Seattle, WA which staffed by one full-time and one part-time person, assisted by a number of committed volunteers.