Jamyang Study Programs in Kinnaur

Jampa Choling Institute (Meeru)

Jamyang Study Programs in Spiti Valley

Jamyang Study Programs in Zangskar (Ladakh)

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In the Himalayas, there are currently twelve Jamyang Foundation study programs: nine in Zangskar (Ladakh), two in Spiti in the state of Himachal Pradesh, and one in Kinnaur, also in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Jamyang Study Program in Kinnaur

Jamyang Foundation provides the monastery with a teacher and pays for food and fuel with a yearly donation of Rs.135,000. In 2006, the nuns received a donation from the Private Office of H.H. Dalai Lama and were able to build two more rooms. In the spring of 2007, four new nuns joined the monastery. There are many more young women wanting to join, but due to a lack of facilities, this is not possible at the moment. Learn more about:

Jampa Choling Institute (Meeru)

Jamyang Study Programs in Spiti Valley

The work of establishing schools has not been easy for the women of the Himalayas. Plagued by poverty, they face many social and personal obstacles. Gradually, however, through sheer determination, these obstacles are being overcome.

Jamyang Study Programs in Zangskar (Ladakh)

Since 1988, the monasteries in Zangla, Pishu and Karsha have received financial support from Jamyang Foundation for basic food, robes, Dharma texts, and the construction of rooms. This support has given some nuns the opportunity to live in a monastery and have more time for the study and practice of the Dharma, which they greatly appreciate.

Jamyang Foundation currently supports nine monasteries. Prior to 1988, virtually none of the nuns had been to school. Over the last 15 years, however, schools have been opened in Zangskar and these days most parents want an education for their children. One problem is that the medium of instruction in most schools is Urdu, so children are forgetting their own language. Now all the nuns have learned Tibetan script and can read the Dharma texts.

The Ladakh Nuns Association (LNA) visited eight monasteries for nuns in Zangskar in 2002. Much of the information here is taken from their survey. Read about the Nuns of Zangskar and then at the links below, read about each of the monasteries and the nuns who live, work and study in them.

Young nun with certificate image Students of a Jamyang-supported school image

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