Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns Progress

Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns Endowment Fund Distribution to Gegya Monastery Reconstruction Project ~ Reported by Kunsang Nyima, 11/6/2013 The Gegya Monastery is the largest nunnery in Qinghai Province, and it belongs to the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. This well known nunnery has more than a 100-year history and is considered to be a very important … READ MORE

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Nangchen Nuns Endowment Fund Makes First Distribution to Nuns

After nine years of fund-raising and careful investing in the rather wild financial markets, the first distribution of $60,000 was wired to Tibet this May 2013. These funds are combined with a one-time donation of approximately $130,000 from Pundarika DaCH (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) to provide financial help in the construction of a gompa (shrine … READ MORE

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The Yogini Project

The Yogini Project is dedicated to directly supporting the greater emergence of realized women in our time through diverse media projects and retreat sponsorship. Please visit their web site at:   http://www.theyoginiproject.org and visit their Facebook page!

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2012 annual letter from tsoknyi rinpoche

Dear Friends, As 2012 draws to a close, I would like to let you know about some of the work that Pundarika Foundation and the new International Friends of the Tsoknyi Nepal Nuns have achieved over the past year. Someone recently asked me if any of my teachers ever thought about retirement or at least … READ MORE

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Nangchen Nuns Endowment Distribution

After eight years of fundraising and careful investing of the endowment funds, Pundarika Foundation is now very happy to announce that we are beginning distribution of the funds’ yearly earnings to directly benefit the Nangchen Nuns in early 2013. The earnings (approximately $50,000/year)  will be allocated annually based on the coordinated effort of Tsoknyi Rinpoche … READ MORE

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Tibetan Monasteries Placed Under Direct Communist Party Rule

From Reader Supported News, this article is dated 3/19/12. So Far this has not affected the Nangchen region of Tibet wherein Rinpoche’s monasteries are located.

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2011 Update on the Tsoknyi Lineage Nuns

Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s Spiritual and Material Support of the Tsoknyi Lineage Nuns in Nepal and Nangchen, Eastern Tibet A Brief History In the mid-19th century, Tsoknyi Rinpoche the First created the conditions for more than 3,000 women. His work was carried on by his next incarnation, Tsoknyi Rinpoche the Second, who offered material support and spiritual … READ MORE

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New ebook available on Amazon about Gebchak Nangchen Nuns by Jampa Kalden

Calling the Lama from Afar is a journey into the world of the remarkable yoginis of Gebchak Gompa, a nunnery in a remote valley in the Eastern Tibetan region of Nangchen, known as the land of meditators. Situated at an altitude of over 14,000 feet (4250m), Gebchak is home to more than 300 nuns renowned … READ MORE

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TSOKNYI NUNS UPDATE ~ Summer 2010

Yushu Earthquake Rinpoche regrettfully reports that one of the Tsoknyi Lineage Nuns in Yushu died in the recent earthquake, and 14 members of the Nuns’ families were seriously affected by the earthquake, resulting in death, injury, and homelessness. To learn more about the earthquake and how to help, please visit www.tibetanvillageproject.org “While I was in … READ MORE

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Update from Tsoknyi Rinpoche

March 2010 From the foothills of the Himalayas, I send my best wishes to you for a happy and prosperous 2010. As usual, I’ve been quite busy–partly with projects I have initiated and partly with fulfilling the vision and obligations set in motion by the First and Second Tsoknyi Rinpoches. It is my intention in … READ MORE

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