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Posts by Topic: Buddhism, Nuns & Monks

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.

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Catherine's story: reunited in Swayambhu

Last year, I had the joy of teaching yoga to the Keydong nuns, and to the Tibetan elders at their home in Swayambhu. Our reunion this fall was wonderful.

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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.

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Getting back to the dharma

Two years ago, the Keydong Nunnery in Kathmandu had sustained so much damage it wasn’t possible to walk up the stairs. Today the young nuns are all smiles – between studies, of course.

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Yoga moves at Keydong Nunnery

Longtime AHF supporter Catherine Cussaguet shares her experience teaching the little nuns of Keydong some serious yoga moves.

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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.

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Nun too soon

The nuns of Keydong have survived an occupation, a landslide, and now an earthquake.

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Bigu Nunnery

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.

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