The Institute is Manduwala, about an hour's drive to Dehra Dun. It is near the Ngor-Ewam Monastery, where H.E. Luding Khen Chen resides. It used to be a Retreat Centre and is now converted to a training Institute for the nuns.
The Institute is under the protective umbrella of Sakya Nunnery's non-profit community. In 2007, the very first group of 35 nuns from Sakya Nunnery will have this historic opportunity to study under Ven. Khenpo Gyatso, principal of Sakya College. They were selected by drawing lots.
Mrs. Kasur Rinchen Khadrola, Director of Tibetan Nuns Project (TNP), has generously and graciously offered 25 scholarships to the nuns for the present moment. Gabriela, President of Sakyadhita (France) will be working closely with Sakya Nunnery to gather and allocate funds for the Institute.
Please email Gabriela if there is any special skill or talent that you wish to volunteer to help Sakya Nunnery. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.
- Drilling of well for water InR 400,000 (U$8800)- status: FULLY SPONSORED with dollar to dollar matching donation by kind anonymous donor.
- Purchase of Jeep : InR 400,000 (U$8,800)
Please contact Kurt (of Sakya Kachod Ling, US) who has volunteered to raise funds for the above. The same generous donor will match dollar for dollar for this project.
Monthly Educational Fund / General Expenses
- Scholarships for 35 Nuns @ U$35/- : U$1200
- 4 Teaching & 2 Administrative staff : U$600
- Maintenance & Expenses : U$300
Total Monthly Requirement : U$2100
Co-ordinator for Sakya Nuns’ Institute : Gabriela