Posts by Topic: Buddhism, Nuns & Monks
Happy Losar – Year of the Water Rabbit!
Losar Tashi Delek to you and your loved ones! This Year of the Water Rabbit 2023 (2150 in the Tibetan calendar) is considered a year of hope. Rabbit is the symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity, and people born in the Year of the Rabbit are quick-minded and ingenious.
Tashi Delek! Thank you for joining us!
Tashi Delek! Thank you so much for joining us for our first virtual Infamous Annual Dinner, Nourishing the Soul & Staying Connected in 2020. There was a little technical glitch in the beginning, so if you missed anything, you can watch it at your convenience here.
Reviving the ancient Kingdom of Lo
In 1994 the Gyalpo (King) of Upper Mustang asked us for help. He, and the people of the ancient Kingdom of Lo needed its heart, soul and strength revitalized so that their culture could be brought back from the edge of extinction.
In the Khumbu: Rebuilding in Thame
The 2015 earthquakes hit Thame hard, leaving the gompa damaged and the monks' hostel uninhabitable. We were glad to pitch in with rebuilding, and now the new hostel is nearly ready for the monks to call home.
Sherpa community celebrates reopening of Khumjung Gompa
400-year-old Khumjung Gompa, damaged beyond repair by the earthquakes, joyfully reopened its doors to the Sherpa community again this weekend.
A light at the end of the tunnel
Bakhang Nunnery in Sindhupalchowk, near the Tibet border, was home to 212 nuns, ranging in age from 19 to 98. Many of the nuns were Tibetan refugees who escaped to Nepal to study dharma unhindered.
In the year of the great earthquake of Nepal in 1934, a Drukpa Lama from Bhutan built the Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery so that women could also learn and find inspiration. 81 years later, another earthquake has demolished the nunnery.