Jangchub Choeling Nunnery

SPONSOR JANGCHUB CHOELING NUNS

Digital StillCameraWith the vision and support of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.  Jangchub Choeling Nunnery  is a Buddhist Center in Mundgod,Southern India. Founded in 1987. 

Today there are about 250 nuns who call Jangchub Choeling their home.  The nuns range from the age of 9 years to 76 years. Most of the nuns are from Tibet and also from different parts of India, there are nuns from foreign countries like, Bhutan, Nepal, South Korea and Taiwan.

Jangchub Choeling is an educational institution for women who vigorously pursue the study of Buddhist scriptures in the Nalanda tradition, culminating in the Geshema Degree (Doctoral Degree). 

We have ten Teachers from Gaden and Drepung Monastery, including the Abbot, philosophy, grammar and poetry teachers. One of the teacher teaches science to the students. Five of our nuns teach philosophy and English to the young nuns.

Philosophy is one of the main subjects; the nuns also study Pramana (logic), Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom), Madhyamika (Middle Way), Abhidhama (Treasure of Knowledge) and Vinaya (Monastic discipline). The nuns receive a certificate upon completion of each of the main texts.

Tenzin Tsomo

Place and Date of Birth: 14 Years Old Ladakh/Zangkar

She’s originally from Ladakh. She grew up in a poor family and was facing difficulties between her situation of going to school. During summer she needs to help her family for living their expense and lack of transportation during winter. Tenzin has got an opportunity to be well settled and  continue her studies in Jangchub Choeling Nunnery.

Lobsang Wangmo

Place and Date of Birth:  22 years old Himachel

Lobsang’s from Northern part of India (Himachal Pradesh), both parents are farmer. She have one sister. Lobsang went to Central School in the beginning and then started Buddhist Philosophy Studies in the nunnery. She is in 2nd year class of “The perfection of wisdom”, she also study Tibetan Grammar, Calligraphy, English and Science.  She feels very lucky to be a part of it and hoping to find opportunity to learn more.

Lobzang Chhodon

Place and Date of Birth:  35 years old/Spiti (Himachal Pradesh)

Lobzang is from Spiti (H.P), both parents are farmer. She went to a Hindi Medium School in her hometown. She became nun at age 20. Nepal. She has four siblings. She is very happy to become a nun and living with her spiritual friends in the nunnery. She is learning Buddhist Philosophy and also studying Tibetan Grammar, Calligraphy, English and Science.

Tenzin Pema

Place and Date of Birth: 20 Years Old/Himachal Pradesh

Tenzin is from North India, Himachal Pradesh. She belonged to a poor family. Her parents are farmer. She have seven siblings. She went to government school in her village. She’s studying Buddhist Philosophy Studies in the nunnery. She is in 2nd year class of “The perfection of wisdom”, she also study Tibetan Grammar, Calligraphy, English and Science.  She want to study farther to achieve her dream and hoping to find opportunity to learn more.

Tenzin Sherab Sponsored

Place and Date of Birth:  15 years old Ladakh/Zangkar 

She was born to impecunious parents. Her parents are not educated. Tenzin’s father and mother do farming for living. They always wanted Tenzin to have a better education and a better lifestyle then what they had. Her father is very religious in terms of Buddhism.  She follows her father footsteps. She gets an opportunity to enter in Jangchub Choeling Nunnery.  Her whole family feels blessed and overwhelming for this golden chance. She is looking forward to complete her study.

Tsering Pema Sponsored

Place and Date of Birth:  18 years old Arunachal Pradesh, India

Tsering Pema is from India. A very young nun from her community. She has learned basic Buddhism from her family and nunnery around her community. Tsering is seeking for higher level of Buddhism practice. She is being accepted by Jangchub Choeling Nunnery Mundgod. Tsering feels blessed and looking for support so she can continue her studies.

Lobsang Choedon

Place and Date of Birth: 21 Years Old/Himachal Pradesh

She’s from Northern part of India (Himachal Pradesh) belonged to a poor family, both parents are farmers, she have four sibling. She went to Central School in the beginning and then started philosophy studies in the nunnery. She is in 2nd year class of “The perfection of wisdom”, she also study Tibetan Grammar, Calligraphy, English and Science.

Tenzin Yangdol

Place and Date of Birth:  16 years old Ladak/Zangkar

Tenzin Yangdol comes from a poor background. Her family lives in an area far away from a major population center. Tenzin used to study in Leh. Due to lack of teacher’s presence school were not receiving proper education system. Tenzin decided to join Jangchub Choeling Nunnery She feels very fortunate for this opportunity and looking forward to continue more.

Ngawang Choetso

Place and Date of Birth: 28 Years Old/Tibet

Ngawang came from Tibet in Year 2015. She is very happy to be part of Jangchub Choeling Nunnery. She’s studying Buddhist Philosophy Studies in the nunnery. She is in 2nd year class of “The perfection of wisdom”, she also study Tibetan Grammar, Calligraphy, English and Science.  She want to study farther to achieve her dream and hoping to find opportunity to learn more.

Tsering Youdon Sponsored

Place and Date of Birth:  22 years old Ladak/Zangkar

Tsering Youden is from Ladakh. As a child she grew up in an isolated family where, every day they struggle for living. Today, Tsering’s in Jangchub Choeling Nunnery Mundgod and feels fortunate to be a part of it. She is seeking for a fully support to further her study.

Tenzin Sheyen Sponsored

Place and Date of Birth: 13 year old Ladakh/Zangkar

Tenzin parents does farming for living. She lives in a remote area where there is lack of transportation and a long distance from their school. Due to many reason Tenzin was having difficulties in attending school. After her several efforts she got an opportunity to enter in Jangchub Choeling Nunnery Mundgog. Tenzin is looking for further support for her continuous education.

Pema Yangzom Sponsored

Place and Date of Birth:  23 years old Ladakh

Pema second name is Padma. She has been practicing Buddhism in Ladakh since childhood. In order to learn more on Buddhism Philosophy, she moved to Jangchub Choeling Nunnery Mundgod. Pema is thankful to her parents and Nunnery for this bright opportunity and for her future.

 

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