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

Jigmat Yangchan

Jigmat’s 7 years old from Rangdum Zanskar. Her parents are farmers, She has four siblings. She went to school for two years in her village.  She joined Ladakh Nuns Association. She’s kindergarten studying in DIET School near the nunnery. The Nunnery’s taking care of her and requesting to support towards her education.

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)

Rigzen Angmo Sponsored

Rigzen, 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 Sponsored

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.

Jigmat Yangskit

She’s 6 years old from Rangdum, Zanskar. Her parents are farmer, she has one elder sister and one younger brother. Jigmat went to kindergarten school in her village.In November 2019 she joined Ladakh Nuns Association, she got admission in DIET School near the nunnery and studying in grade 1. The nunnery is taking care of her and requesting to support towards her well being.

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.

Stanzin Skitpa Sponsored

Stanzin born in Disket village, Nubra Valley, which is four hours from the Leh City. She joined the nunnery in 2003. Her parents are farmer. She has four sibling. She finished 11th grade from High School. In 2004 She was sent to Dolmaling Nunnery in Dharamsala for studies and in 2005 for further studies she sent to Kopan Nunnery in Nepal.

Tsering Yangskit Sponsored

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)

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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