Tibetan Nuns Project
The Tibetan Nuns Project was established under the auspices of the Tibetan Women’s Association and the Department of Religion and Culture of H. H. the Dalai Lama and is dedicated to educating and supporting nuns in India from all Tibetan Buddhist lineages. In the mid 1980s, with the strong encouragement of H.H. the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Women’s Association began to work on behalf of nuns of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The Tibetan Nuns Project sponsorship program supports over 700 nuns living in India – most live in one of the eight nunneries that participate in our sponsorship program. The nunneries are in the Himalayan region of northern India, in the Dharamsala area, home to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and a large Tibetan community in exile.
Tibetan Nuns Project was a long supporter in creating the change for the empowerment of Tibetan Geshemas, recently announcing the first nuns to be awarded the title of Geshema after long years of study and little acknowledgement, thanks to the auspices of HH Dalai Lama.