Keydong Thukche Choeling Nuns


 group photos4Originally founded in the southwest Keydong region of Tibet, today lives on in exile in Kathmandu, Nepal. Established formally in 1982, the Keydong Nunnery exists due to the perseverance, courage, and dedication of a core group of women monastic’s who having fled Tibet in 1959, made the arduous journey across Tibet to found a new home for their nunnery. They first settled in the remote village of Helambu, Nepal, near the Tibet border, but it was overcome by floods in a monsoon in 1980 and so again these women moved on, determined to again reestablish their home. With the assistance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the local Tibetan Welfare Office, friends and other lay people, the nuns settled in Kathmandu. They were able to purchase a small piece of land and an old house. This was the beginning of the impressive nunnery that exists today in the heart of the Swayambu district of Kathmandu. The Nunnery houses over 120 Tibetan nuns from Tibet, India, and Nepal.

Lobsang  Kunphen Age – 13  From- Makhanpur (Nepal)

Lobsang Kunphen is a elder sister of Losang Rigdol. Both sisters admitted at Keydong Nunnery in June 2016,  Lobsang is very hard working nun.


 Lobsang Yewong Age: 8  From: Tsum Village (Nepal)

Lobsang has one brother and one sister. She was admitted at Keydong Nunnery on August 2016. She is very smart and an intelligent little nun. She is a youngest nun in our nunnery. Please support her.

Lobsang Monlam, recently admitted to Keydong Nunnery, she is from Hetauda, Nepal. She is very intelligent and smart nun.  Always smiling and very kind.   Her best subject is English.

Thubten Kalsang Age- 19  From- Tawang (India)

Thubten parents are farmer, they have small plot of land, where they grow vegetables and sell them in the market. The income that her parents earn from farming is not enough to support her family.

Lobsang Rabze Age – 14  From- Dolpa (Nepal)

Lobsang has eight family members. Three big brothers and one younger brother and one younger sister. Lobsang best subject is English.

Lobsang Losel Age: 14  From- Rasuwa (Nepal)

Lobsang parents are farmers, they grow maize, chilly and rice in the small field and they sell to the market, they have cow, which they sells milk, butter and curd.  The income that they earn is not sufficient to take care of her family.

Lobsang Rigdol  Age: 9  From- Makhanpur (Nepal)

Lobsang’s from a very poor family. She has seven family member. Her parents could not afford to pay her school fees for their children. Lobsang was admitted at Keydong Nunnery.


Lobsang Namdak Age: 9  From: Tsum Village (Nepal)

Lobsang parents are farmers from very remote areas of Nepal. She recently joined Keydong nunnery.



Lobsang Woeser Age: 9  From- Tsum Chule (Nepal)

Lobsang’s from a very poor family. She has eight members in her family. Two of her sisters are nun and Lobsang wanted to become a nun and joined Keydong Nunnery.

Rinzing Dolma Age – 13  From- Tawang (India)
Father: Pem Phuntsok
Mother: Dol Sonam

She has three sisters, her father works in a farm and her mother is a house-wife.  The income that her father earns is not sufficient to educate her children. Rinzing decided to join the nunnery along with few of her friends. She like writing Tibetan Hand-written and reading English texts.

Lobsang Kunsel Age- 12  From- Makhanpur (Nepal)

Lobsang.Kunsel parents are farmer in Nepal, they have small plot of land, where they grow potato, the income that her parents earn from farming is not enough to support her family. Lobsang has two younger sisters and one younger brother, who’s a monk in Zongachode Monastery in South India.

Lobsang Rigsang Age – 12 From – Makhanpur (Nepal)

Losang Rigsang is from Makhanpur Nepal.  Her family have small plot of land where they grow crops, due to earthquake in Nepal, they face lots of problem. They don’t have house to live. Her father visited the nunnery for an admission for Lobsang, on June 2016 she joined the nunnery.





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