LADAKH NUNS ASSOCIATION

Thubstan YangchanThe Association’s vision is for the nuns of Ladakh to act as Dharma teachers, as active social workers and as Amchis (Tibetan Medicine practitioners) within their communities. Their objectives include:  To provide training opportunities for nuns in both monastic and secular education, as well as to improve life skills; To develop skills in Tibetan medicine so that nuns can take more responsibility for their own health and that of others; To train nuns to be Dharma teachers; To provide opportunities for Ladakhi laypeople to receive Dharma teachings; To explore ways nunneries can be self-reliant; and To renovate existing nunneries and establish new ones

Dechan Chuskit

Dechen, 25 years old, she is from Samad village, Changthang Ladakh. Her parents are farmer. She has three elder sisters and two elder brothers.  She became a nun at age 6 and joined LNA in 2001. She received ordination in August 2005.  She is studying Buddhist Philosophy at Namdroling Nunnery in Bylakuppe, India. Her aim is to become a Geshema (equivalent to Doctorate in Buddhist Philosophy)

Palzes Angmo

Palzes Angmo, age 25. She’s from Skitmang Village, Changthang, Ladakh. She became a nun at age 6. Her parents are passed away. She joined LNA in Yr. 2001. She has three elder sisters and three elder brothers. She is studying at Central University of Tibetan Studies, Varanasi. Her aim is to become a Teacher.

Rigzen Dolma

Rigzen is from Sumoor, Nubra valley. Her parents are farmers. She has four sisters and two brothers.  She finished 12th grade from Government School and became nun in Year 2001. She love to teach and teaches for elderly women of the community.

Rigzen Angmo

Rigzen Angmo, Age 25. She is from Rubsho village, Changthang Ladakh. She became a nun at age 6. She joined LNA in 2001. Her parents are nomad. She has three elder sisters and one elder brother. She is studying Buddhist Philosophy at Namdroling Nunnery, South India. Her aim is to become a Geshema (equivalent to Doctorate in Buddhist Philosophy)

Sonam Dolkar

Sonam became a nun at the age of 6 year in our Nunnery at Leh. She’s 20 year old. Her parents are nomad, she has two elder sisters and one younger brother.  She is interested to learn Tibetan Medicine.  She have competed her 10th grade from the  C.S.T School Dalhousie. This year she will attend the training course in Tibetan medicine under LNA.

Orgen Palmo Sponsored

Orgen became a nun at the age of 7.  She is 22 year old. She did not got the opportunity to go to School. She joined LNA in 2015. She in interested to learn Tibetan Medicine under LNA. She has one elder brother only. Her mother is a house wife. Father passed away when she was a kid. She keen to help the poor and helpless patients inside Ladakh, under the guidance of LNA.

Phanday Zangmo Sponsored

She is 29 years old from Mangue Village.  She has never been to school.  At age 17 she became nun.  She has three brothers and three sisters. Her mother passed away and her father is staying in the village. Her hobbies are paining and tailoring. She is taking care of tailoring in the nunnery.

Deldan Lhamo

Deldan Lhamo, 25 years old from Chamshan Valley, Nubra Valley which is 130 kilometers from Leh City. She became nun at age 13. She joined LNA in 2000. Her parents are farmer, she has one elder sister and brother. Deldan is studying Tibetan Medicine at Central Institute of Buddhist Studies, Ladakh. Her aim is to become a Tibetan Doctor.

Padma Ladon

Padma, 20 years old. She became a nun at age of 7 year in LNA Nunnery at Leh.  She is from Kanji village, which is 10 hours far from the Capital City of Leh. Her parents are farmer, but her father is sick since many years. She has three elder sisters and one younger sister.  She is interested to learn Tibetan Medicine.  She have competed her 10th grade from the  C.S.T School Dalhousie.

 

Rigzen Angmo

Rigzen’s 20 year old from Changthang. Her parents are nomad, she has four elders sister and one younger brother. She is studying in the 10th Grade in the Lamdon Model Secondary School. Her goal is to become a Tibetan Doctor.

Tashi Dolkar

Tashi Dolkar, age 21 from Wakha village, Kargil district which is 250 kilometers from Leh City. She became nun at age 5.  She joined LNA in 2000. Her parents are farmer. She has four elder sisters and one elder brother. She is studying Buddhist Philosophy at Jamyang Choling Institute, Dharamsala. Her aim is to become a Geshema (equivalent to Doctorate in Buddhist Philosophy)

Tsering Yangskit

Tsering Yangskit, age 22 from Kharnak village, Changthang Ladakh. She became nun at age 6. She joined LNA in Yr. 2001. Her parents are nomad. She has three elder sisters and four elder brothers. She’s studying Buddhist Philosophy at Namdroling Nunnery in South India. Her aim is to become a Geshema (equivalent to Doctorate in Buddhist Philosophy)

Stanzen Youdon Sponsored

Stanzen’s 34 years old from Saboo village. Her parents passed away since five year. She is  studying Buddhist Philosophy. She has four elder brothers and two three elder sisters. She is interested to become a Geshe ma in Tibetan Buddhist  Philosophy.

Modup Dolma Sponsored

Modup is from Rangdum village of Zankar.  She is 9 year old. Her parents are nomad. She has three elder sisters and two younger brother.  She is studying under the care of LNA in the Nursery School near the Nunnery. She is interested become a nun from her childhood.

Please note that from September 2015 onward, The Tibet Fund will charge a $5 fee for each quarterly sponsorship payment to partially cover the cost associated with credit card fees, wire transfers to India, and other processing fees.

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