Jangchub Choeling Nunnery

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Digital StillCameraWith the vision and support of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.  Jangchub Choeling Nunnery  is a Buddhist Center in Mundgod,Southern India. Founded in 1987. 

Today there are about 250 nuns who call Jangchub Choeling their home.  The nuns range from the age of 9 years to 76 years. Most of the nuns are from Tibet and also from different parts of India, there are nuns from foreign countries like, Bhutan, Nepal, South Korea and Taiwan.

Jangchub Choeling is an educational institution for women who vigorously pursue the study of Buddhist scriptures in the Nalanda tradition, culminating in the Geshema Degree (Doctoral Degree). 

We have ten Teachers from Gaden and Drepung Monastery, including the Abbot, philosophy, grammar and poetry teachers. One of the teacher teaches science to the students. Five of our nuns teach philosophy and English to the young nuns.

Philosophy is one of the main subjects; the nuns also study Pramana (logic), Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom), Madhyamika (Middle Way), Abhidhama (Treasure of Knowledge) and Vinaya (Monastic discipline). The nuns receive a certificate upon completion of each of the main texts.

Sonam Dickey

Place and date of birth: 28 years old

Sonam Dickey is from Northern India. Her parents are farmer and she have four siblings. She is very happy to become a nun and staying with my spiritual friends. I got good opportunity to study Buddhist philosophy in the nunnery. She will be very grateful to anyone who would support me and my education in the nunnery

Ugyen Choedon

Place and date of birth: 23 years old/ Bhutan

Ugyen Choedon is from Bhutan. She got ordained when she was 16 years old and joined Sherab Choeling Nunnery in 2008. She came to Jangchub Choeling nunnery in 2016. Due to her illness, she had to go back to Bhutan and missed her exam. Now she is back and trying her best at study.  She will be very grateful to anyone who would support her to study in the nunnery.

Sonam Dolma

Place and date of birth: 17 years old/ Ladakh

Sonam Dolma is from Ladakh. She have eight family members and her parents are farmer. Her village is at very remote part of Ladakh. She went to school till third standard and then she wanted to become a nun. She became nun at her village far from her family.  She is very interested in learning Buddhist philosophy.  She will be very thankful to anyone who could support to continue education.

Tenzin Nidon Sponsored

Place and date of birth: 13 years old/ Ladakh

Tenzin Nidon is from Ladakh. She have one sister and three brothers. I always wanted to become a nun because I want to live a nun’s life. I like studying Buddhist philosophy. I am very happy here in the nunnery with my spiritual friends. I will be very grateful to anyone who would support me to study in the nunnery.

Tanzin Nordon Sponsored

Place and date of birth: 16 years old/ Spiti

Tanzin Nodon is from Spiti. Her parents are farmer but her mother passed away when she was eight years old. She have two siblings. She joined the nunnery in 2012. Now she is studying in 6th class.

I will be very grateful to anyone who would support me to study in the nunnery. 

Sonam Wangmo

Place and date of birth: 18 years old/Ladakh

Sonam Wangmo is from Ladakh. She have seven family members and her parents are farmer. She went to school till fifth standard then she wanted to become a nun. She became nun when I was 12 years old at her village far from her family.  I am very interested in learning Buddhist philosophy.  She will be very grateful to anyone who would support me to study in the nunnery.

Tenzin Dekyi

Place and date of birth: 13 years old/ Mon Tawang

Tenzin Dekyi is from Mon-Tawang. She became a nun at the age of 5. She has been studying Buddhist philosophy at North India until she came to the nunnery in 2017. She will be very grateful to anyone who would support her to study in the nunnery. 

Thupten Chotten

Place and date of birth: 17 years old/Mon Tawang

Thupten Chotten is from Mon Tawang. She was staying in a nunnery at Bihar before she came here but the standard of teaching is not good there, they don’t teach Philosophy so she choose to join Jangchub Choeling because she heard this nunnery is good. I will be very grateful to anyone who would support me and my education in the nunnery.

Tsering Dolma

Place and date of birth: 24 years old/ Ladakh

Tsering Dolma is from Ladakh. She became a nun when she was 14 years old. Her parents are farmer. She start studying Buddhist philosophy at a nunnery in Ladakh. She have two sisters and four brothers. She will be very grateful to anyone who would support me to study in the nunnery. 

Sonam Tsomo Sponsored

 Place and date of birth: 16 years old

Sonam Tsomo was born in a small village in India. She joined Jangchub Choeling Nunnery in 2015.

She like Studying Buddhist Philosophy. Her aim is to become Geshema and her parents are quite aged now so she want to study very well and make her parents proud. She will be very grateful to anyone who would support her to fulfill her wishes.

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