Laphag Nunnery in Tibet is the sister nunnery to Khampagar Monastery – the seat of Khamtrul Rinpoche. The nuns here are all serious practitioners of many years.
Laphag Nunnery has a special connection with DGL Nunnery. Just as the 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche (and Jetsunma’s beloved root teacher) asked her to found DGL Nunnery, His Eminence the 9th Khamtrul Rinpoche Shedrup Nyima has asked Jetsunma to support Laphag Nunnery, the sister nunnery to Rinpoche’s seat at Khampagar Monastery in Tibet.
The nuns at Laphag Nunnery are all serious practitioners of many years. Initially, the nuns were living in cotton tents, continuing to practice through the harsh Tibetan winters at high altitude and below-freezing temperatures. Given these conditions, improving the nuns’ living situation has been a high priority.
Since 2006, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo has been raising funds to build simple dwellings on land near Khampagar Monastery. Due to the generosity of donors across the globe, Laphag nuns now have 108 small flat-roofed houses and a central kitchen built on the mountainside. Under the direction of Drubga Rinpoche, the abbot of Khampagar Monastery and a nephew of the 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche, the Laphag Nunnery has 130 nuns spending the winter in the new huts. In 2019 construction for their new temple was completed.
However, donations are still needed for further housing and ongoing sustenance. Many nuns spend the summer at Laphag but return to their family home during the long, cold winters.
DGL Initiatives invites you to help us expand Laphag Nunnery and provide a safe environment for these devoted women practitioners in Tibet.
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