Originally 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.
Rinzing Dolma Age: 15 years old
From- Tawang, India
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 years old
From- Makhanpur, Nepal
Lobsang 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.