About DGLI, Inc.

Dongyu Gatsal Ling Initiatives, Inc. is a U.S. 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, comprised of a volunteer Board of Directors. We are dedicated to supporting the life and mission of our Spiritual Director, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo and her projects. We work to raise funds to support Dongyu Gatsal Ling through the DGL Nunnery project and the other nunneries that are covered under the Tsunma project. We work with a team of investment advisers who care for the Endowment Fund for DGL Nunnery. (EIN) 80-0198191

Spiritual Director

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo lives at Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery in India. Her role on the DGLI, Inc. Board is to provide leadership and inspiration to the Board of Directors in cultivating the altruistic attitude of bodhicitta as the primary motivation for every action they take on behalf of DGLI, Inc. She collaborates on nunnery projects, organizational structure, fundraising events, email marketing campaigns, and other projects as needed.

Board of Directors

President, Caterina D.R., Seattle, Washington, USA: Caterina’s main Buddhist teacher was one of the senior yogis at Tashi Jong in India. She was the first English teacher at DGL Nunnery. An Australian, Caterina holds two graduate degrees and has been an interdisciplinary artist for many decades. Her love of film making extends to Dharma-related documentation.

Vice President, Chrysanne Stathacos, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Chrysanne is a founding director for DGLI, Inc.  Her multi-media art practice explores the connections between ritual actions, technology, feminism and environmental issues through investigations of  the enduring human processes of change, hope, and healing.  At the heart of her work is a deep commitment to social art practice and the intention to examine and bring to light the interconnections that all human beings share.

Vice President – Advancement Services, Heather White, Portland, Oregon, USA: Heather earned her Bachelors Degree in English and Master of Library Science Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She works as a technical services librarian at a community college outside of Portland, and also serves on the Oregon state board of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges – a women’s leadership and professional mentoring network in higher education.

Treasurer, May Ling YeoSingapore: May Ling is a Certified Public Accountant with international experience and has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Pan Pacific Public Company Limited. She  currently works as a management consultant.

Director & Secretary, Harsha Menon, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA: Harsha Menon is an artist, filmmaker, scholar, and writer.  Her work blends art and anthropology and focuses on dharma, gender and social uplift. She holds degrees from NYU and The Harvard Divinity School.  Currently she writes for Buddhistdoor Global.

Advisors to the DGL Endowment Fund

Linda Nockler has extensive experience in financial services and currently works in a large asset management firm in Boston, where she writes white papers and articles on the financial markets and strategic investment topics for institutional clients around the world (e.g., endowments, foundations and pension funds). Linda has studied and practiced Tibetan Buddhism for more than twenty years and has traveled to India and Tibet on pilgrimage.

May Ling YeoMay Ling Yeo is the DGLI, Inc. Treasurer (see above).

Volunteers Needed!

Highly skilled and competent volunteers are welcomed in the areas of donor relations and advancement services such as office administration, fundraising, publicity, social media, and related technologies. Proven knowledge in nonprofit management and administration is a plus. On-site administrative help in New York City would also be useful.  If you’re interested, Contact Us!

Merit: Merit (Sanskrit puya, Pali puñña) is a concept in Buddhism. Merit is that which accumulates as a result of good deeds, acts, or thoughts, contributing to a persons growth toward spiritual liberation. 

Donate to DGLI, Inc.

Dongyu Gatsal Ling Initiatives, Inc. has operating costs like most nonprofits. Please consider making a donation to help us continue to support the nuns! Donate to DGLI, Inc. using our secure online donation form and select DGLI, Inc.