The DGL Endowment

“My feeling is that well-trained nuns will have an increasingly important role to play in upholding the sacred Dharma, and we are committed to helping this come about.”

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo founded the Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. Her vision was to enable nuns of the Drukpa Kagyu lineage to realize their intellectual and spiritual potential after centuries of neglect. An Endowment Fund for the Dongyu Gatsal Ling (DGL) Nunnery was founded in 2008 to ensure that this special institution will have sustained growth and a secure future.

Today more than 100 nuns live, study, and practice at Dongyu Gatsal Ling. The maintenance of the Nunnery and the nuns’ daily expenses are funded entirely by voluntary contributions from people throughout the world – like you – who share Jetsunma’s vision for the spiritual advancement of women.

In these days when Tibetan nunneries and monasteries – especially those in exile – can no longer depend on support from local families, there is the great challenge of finding sufficient means to feed and clothe the community of monastics and sustain the institutions.

Our supporters around the world will be key to the successful future of the Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery, ensuring the continuity of education and training of these Buddhist nuns for the benefit of the Dharma and society. We therefore invite all our friends to join us in building the DGL Endowment Fund to support DGL for generations to come.


There are many ways to participate in creating this legacy including:

One-Time Gift to the DGL Endowment Fund

Multi-Year Pledge that can be honored over a period of time

An Honorary or Memorial Gift to celebrate someone special in your life

Recurring Gift in the form of a monthly or annual donation

Scroll down for a secure online donation form, or here, or print out hereSelect Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery, then tick the Endowment Fund box.

Our tax identification number is (EIN) 80-0198191.

Our address you will find on our Contact Us page.

You may also contact one of our advisors.

Planned Gifts

A Planned Gift to DGL Endowment Fund extends your generosity beyond this lifetime. These are some ways to bequest Planned Gifts:

Retirement accounts (IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or other retirement plans)

Life insurance policies

Bequests in your Will

Real estate and art

Charitable gift annuities

Charitable trusts

Appreciated assets, such as stocks, bonds and other securities

Our advisor May Ling Yeo is happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss all donation opportunities with you. If you decide to make a Planned Gift to DGL Endowment Fund (through DGLI), kindly contact our advisor so that we can express our deepest gratitude and record your gift appropriately.

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