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Your sponsorship makes it possible for nuns from Tibet, Himalayan regions of Nepal, and Bhutan to study and practice in Khenpo Rinpoche's nunneries.

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Ani Tashi Sangmo
Birth Year:
2009
Village:
Heytora, Nepal
Nunnery:
Tek Chok Ling nun at Shree Mangal Dvip
Ani Tashi Wangmo is from Heytora, Nepal. She has four sisters and one brother. She went to school in her village, but she was only able to study Nepali. Her parents are farmers. Her mother asked her if she wanted to be a nun and she said that yes, she did want to be a nun. Her mother brought her to Tek Chok Ling. She is very happy to be at the nunnery and to have so many friends. She knows that she can study and learn more that she could have learned in her village. She likes food, fruits and dogs. She likes learning and her best subjects are Tibetan and English.

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Ani Pema Choki Kha
Birth Year:
2003
Village:
Dagapala, Bhutan
Nunnery:
Karma Drubdey Resident Monastic
Ani Pema Choki Kha is from Dagapala, Bhutan. She is the youngest of eleven children. She wants to study well, do retreat, study in the shedra and be a future Khenpo.

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Ani Pema Chozom
Half Sponsored
Birth Year:
2003
Village:
Khamay, Bhutan
Nunnery:
Karma Drubdey Resident Monastic
Ani Pema Chozom is from Khamay, under Trongsa, Bhutan. She has seven siblings and she is the youngest. She was able to study up to class three in the government school. She likes playing ball, and skipping. She would like to join the shedra when she gets older and hopes to be a teacher in the future. She joined the nunnery in June 2015.

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Ani Sonam Pelki
Birth Year:
2001
Village:
Samdrup Johgkhar
Nunnery:
Karma Drubdey Resident Monastic
Ani Samdrup Jongkhar has wanted to be a nun from a very early age. Finally at fourteen, she has been allowed to join the nunnery. She has studied up through class seven at Bhutan’s public school. She has two elder sisters, four elder brothers and one younger brother. She likes listening to teachings and she plans to be a nun for the rest of her life.

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Ani Tandin Biddha
3/4 Sponsored
Birth Year:
2009
Village:
Khamey, Trongsa
Nunnery:
Karma Drubdey Resident Monastic
International School
Ani Tandin Biddha joined the nunnery in 2014. She is the cousin of Ani Karma Thinley Yandron who joined the nunnery earlier in 2014. Ani Tandin Biddha’s grandmother brought her to the nunnery because her mother, after getting drunk, would hit her. Her grandmother is hoping that the nunnery will provide her with an education, and a safe and better life. Ani Tandin Biddha is very happy at the nunnery. She would like to be a Nyerpa when she grows up. For now she likes playing ball, blowing up ballons, going to bed early and getting up late. She particularly likes Ani Yeshi because she has given her shoes and many other things. And she likes her teacher Ani Jamyang Chotsho who is very kind to her.

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Ani Tsultrim Sangmo
Birth Year:
2009
Village:
Yolmo, Nepal
Nunnery:
Tek Chok Ling Resident Monastic
Ani Tsultrim Sangmo was born in 2009. She is from Yolmo, Nepal. She has five sisters and no brothers. Her parents are farmers. She was able to complete two years of schooling in her village. However, her father brought her to the nunnery because he is no longer able to pay the school fees for her to continue to go to school in the village. She says she is very happy here at the nunnery because she has many friends here and because she really wants to go to school. Her best subjects are Tibetan and mathematics.

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Ani Karma Sangmo
Birth Year:
2010
Village:
Sanu Babar, Nepal
Nunnery:
Tek Chok Ling nun at Shree Mangal Dvip
Ani Karma Sangmo is from Sanu babar, Nepal. She has four sisters and no brothers. Her parents are farmers. She went to school in her village and learned to read and write a little in Nepali and she learned the English alphabet. Her father brought her to the nunnery with the help of one lama. She likes everything at the nunnery. Her best subjects are English and Tibetan. She likes playing with her many friends at the nunnery and she says her teachers are very good to her

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Ani Rinchen Yangki
Birth Year:
2012
Village:
Baling Trongsa, Bhutan
Nunnery:
Karma Drubdey Resident Monastic
International School
Ani Rinchen Yangki is studying in Class PP in Kuengarabten Pre-school.

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Ani Pema Lhatsho
Birth Year:
2004
Village:
Sakteng, Tashigang, Bhutan
Nunnery:
Karma Drubdey Resident Monastic
Ani Pema Lhatsho completed class four in Sakteng Lower Secondary School. She has four siblings. In the future she wants to study in the shedra, hopes to do the retreat. She wants to be a teacher of Buddhism.

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Ani Jetsun Chodron
Birth Year:
2006
Village:
Sakteng, Tashigang, Bhutan
Nunnery:
Karma Drubdey Resident Monastic
International School
Ani Jetsun Chodron is currently studying in Kuengarabten Primary School in class five. She is sister of Ani Gurme Palmo.

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Ani Deki Chodron
Quarter Sponsored
Birth Year:
2008
Village:
Sakteng, Tashigang, Bhutan
Nunnery:
Karma Drubdey Resident Monastic
International School
Ani Deki Chodron is the eldest among three siblings. Her parents are divorced and she was raised by her grandma and her mother. Her Grandma sent her to study Buddhism in the nunnery. She likes playing with her new friends and she likes going to school in Kuengarabten pry School. In the future she would like join the shedra and she hopes to do retreat.

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Ani Choeying Lhamo
Birth Year:
2006
Village:
Dolpa, Nepal
Nunnery:
Tek Chok Ling nun at Shree Mangal Dvip
Ani Choeying Lhamo is from Dolpa, Nepal. She has three brothers and one sister. She doesn’t have a father and her mother is a farmer. She says that her mother has to work very hard to provide for the family. Her mother sent her to be a nun through some of their relatives. She says she is very happy at Tek Chok Ling and that she enjoys everything about the nunnery and is studying very hard. She wants to learn everything about how to be a proper nun.

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Ani Yignyen Lhamo
Quarter Sponsored
Birth Year:
2010
Village:
Khamay Trongsa, Bhutan
Nunnery:
Karma Drubdey Resident Monastic
International School
Ani Yignyen Lhamo is studying in Class 2 in Kuengarabten preschool at the Government School. She has three siblings. She is the middle one. She likes playing with her friends and cooking. In the future she would like to be a teacher.

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Ani Delek Sertso
Birth Year:
2006
Village:
Lubesa Punakha, Bhutan
Nunnery:
Karma Drubdey Resident Monastic
Ani Delek Sertso joined the nunnery in September 2019. She is the youngest of 3 children. She was not able to go to school when she was at home. Now she is looking forward to studying Buddhism. Eventually she would like to study in the shedra and would like to do retreat. She hopes all of this will help her mother and all beings.

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Ani Dechen Sangmo
Birth Year:
2008
Village:
Zuling Village, Nepal
Nunnery:
Tek Chok Ling nun at Shree Mangal Dvip
Ani Dechen Sangmo is from the Zuling village in Nepal. She has two sisters and three brothers. She went to school in her village and is able to read and write in Nepali. Her parents are farmers. At home she often watched over the cattle. If her mother was working it was also her job to take care of her brother. She was sent to the nunnery by her father with the help of one lama. Her father said that she should go and be a nun so that she can have a good life and have the opportunity to study. Her best subjects are Tibetan, Nepal and English. She says she is happy to be at the nunnery and she is excited to be studying dharma.

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Ani Damcho Drolma
Birth Year:
2012
Village:
Baling Trongsa, Bhutan
Nunnery:
Karma Drubdey Resident Monastic
International School
Ani Damcho Drolma is studying in Kuengarabten Pre-school in class PP.

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Ani Dechen Lhamo
Birth Year:
2011
Village:
Yolmo, Nepal
Nunnery:
Tek Chok Ling nun at Shree Mangal Dvip
Ani Dechen Lhamo came to the nunnery in 2019. She is from Yolmo, Nepal where her parents still live and where she has 4 siblings; one younger sister, two older sisters, and one older brother. She has studied up to class two in her village. Her parents sent her to the nunnery because they wish for her to be a nun. She says that she also wants to be a nun. She also is very interested in going to a more challenging school. She hopes to learn both modern knowledge as well as dharma knowledge. She likes the nunnery very much and she is happy to stay and study with her teachers and friends.

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Ani Sangay Wangmo
Birth Year:
2010
Village:
Dolpa Nepal
Nunnery:
Tek Chok Ling nun at Shree Mangal Dvip
Ani Sangay Wangmo came to the nunnery in 2019. She is from Dolpa, Nepal where both her parents and her three siblings still live. She has one younger sister, one younger brother, and one elder brother. She was able to do one year of school in her village. She has become a nun because she wants to learn about the dharma. She likes everything about the nunnery.

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Ani Tenzin Yangzom
Quarter Sponsored
Birth Year:
1999
Village:
Mongar Chili, Bhutan
Nunnery:
Karma Drubdey Resident Monastic
Ani Tenzin Yangzom is from Mongar Chili, Bhutan. She has studied up to class eight in the government school. She has eight siblings. She says that when there are more children in the family then there are more problems and more difficulties. Therefore she decided be a nun in order to avoid worldly problems. Now for a better life and a better rebirth she would like to practice the dharma. If she practices dharma now she thinks she will be able to help her parents and others later on. In the future she would like to learn rituals, study texts, and would like to do retreat and go for pilgrimage. She would like to bring her youngest sister to the nunnery to be with her.

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Ani Deki Palmo
Birth Year:
2002
Village:
Sakteng Tashigang, Bhutan
Nunnery:
Karma Drubdey Resident Monastic
Ani Deki Palmo came to the nunnery in 2019. She has studied in the govenment school through grade four. After that she had to drop out of school to help her mother. She has six siblings. It is her own desire to join the nunnery. She wants to learn about Buddhism and in that way help her mother and all beings. She plans to study well, to serve the nunnery and to do a retreat in the future.

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Ani Dechen Wangmo
Birth Year:
2008
Village:
Yolmo, Nepal
Nunnery:
Tek Chok Ling Resident Monastic
Ani Dechen Wangmo was born in 2008. She is from Yolmo. She has four sisters and two brothers. Her parents are farmer. She went to school for three years in her village. During her holidays she helped her parents by cutting grass and washing dishes. Her father is acquainted with our nunnery and he asked her if she would like to become a nun. She said that yes she would like to do that and so he brought her to our nunnery. They did not teach Tibetan in her village school so she is very happy to be learning it here at the nunnery. She likes her new friends and she like to learn.

The Benefits of Nun Sponsorship

The KTGR Nuns Sponsorship Program provides all the nuns at Tek Chok Ling (Nepal) and Karma Drubdey (Bhutan) with proper education, nutritious food, comfortable housing, medical care, books, and the chance to fully engage in the practice of the Buddha’s teachings.

Your tax-deductible support of $2 a day (or less than 2 € a day) makes this possible for over 120 nuns from Tibet, Himalayan regions of Nepal, and Bhutan.

Khenpo Rinpoche's nuns combine traditional dharma study and practice with Rinpoche's instructions on the view and meditation. They demonstrate this through singing Milarepa songs, performing their Tara dance, and practicing lujong (physical yoga).

Sponsors receive bi-annual letters from their nun and periodic updates from the Nun Sponsorship coordinators.

For more information or questions, contact joanne@marpafoundation.org.