DGL Initiatives

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Dongyu Gatsal Ling Initiatives, Inc. (DGLI, Inc.) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the education standards and living conditions of Tibetan Buddhist female monastic communities by increasing public awareness about the challenges they face and raising funds to strengthen their present and future stability.


DGLI, Inc. is inspired by the mission and purposes of Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo and of Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery, a model of self-sufficiency and independence for the future of female spiritual advancement in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo is the Spiritual Advisor of DGLI, Inc.

Dongyu Gatsal Ling Initiatives, Inc. (DGLI, Inc.) originally began in 2008 as Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling and was founded with the intention to support the DGL Nunnery and its Endowment. By 2017, our nonprofit had grown to include many other nunneries and so we decided to delineate two projects:

    1. DGL for all donations to Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery and Endowment

    2. Tsunma for all donations to the other nunneries and groups we support

Please see About DGLI, Inc., to read about our Board of Directors and volunteer opportunities!

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