[Bhutan] Upper Chothpo Goenpa Nunnery Construction

Project Summary: The construction of a two-storey building comprising of classrooms and living quarters for the nuns at Upper Chothpo Goenpa nunnery. Period: February 2013 to current (Completed in 2015) Project Description: Upper Chothpo Goenpa nunnery is located in Pemagateshel District, Eastern Bhutan and takes a three-day drive to arrive…

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[Bhutan] Nuns Ordination Ceremony

Project Summary: The Nuns Ordination Ceremony, the first time the Getsulma Dhompa vows were taken on a large scale was held as a result of the discussion and debate at the 1st International Buddhist Nuns Conference on the topic of the ordination of nuns in Bhutan. The ceremony was organised…

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[Bhutan] The First International Buddhist Nuns Conference

Project Summary: The 1st International Buddhist Nuns Conference was organised by BNF to provide an important platform for discussion and dialogue, so as to inspire and empower the Bhutanese nuns and enhance their informed and active participation in their religious lives and within their communities. Period: December 2013 Project Description:…

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[Bhutan] Nuns Sponsorship Programme

Project Summary: The Bhutan Nuns sponsorship programme aims to improve the basic quality of life for nuns and nunneries through the provision of daily nutritious meals, clothing, teaching/ learning materials and other essentials e.g. mattresses and blankets. Currently, six nunneries are receiving support via 60 sponsorship shares. At S$600 per…

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