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Fundraising for a New Primary School at Tsoknyi Gechak Ling in Nepal

The current primary school was hastily built in 2013 with small classrooms and living spaces. The high quality of education and the excellent reputation of the school attracts more girls every year. Larger classrooms and living spaces are badly needed – the time for a bigger and better school is now.

The New Tsoknyi Gechak School will include essential facilities for a modern education, such as a science lab, an indoor assembly area, an art room and space for extracurricular projects or Montessori activities.

The construction of a more spacious, dynamic, and purpose driven Primary School, along with additional living quarters, will allow Rinpoche to accommodate more girls seeking a safe, healthy environment where they can receive a high-quality modern education infused with Buddhist ethics.  The original Primary School will be converted into a much-needed nuns’ residence.  Donate HERE!


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Joyful Celebration at Tsoknyi Gehcak Ling ~ a message from Tsokyni Rinpoche

We want to happily announce a special event, which we’ve all been long hoping for. With the effort of our nuns and Khenpos, and special help from our Pundarika sanghas, students and benefactors, we have now several accomplishments to celebrate.

We achieved five main things, each occurring for the first time in Tsoknyi Gechak Ling:

First is the graduation, the completion of ten years of study (shedra). We wanted to thank these nuns for many years of effort. We now have four Lopon-mas, which means Buddhist scholars, or specialists in Buddhist philosophy. They will now begin teaching younger nuns in the shedra.

Second is the completion of the first 3-year traditional retreat at Drubde Pema Chodron. Seven nuns have now followed the same tradition as the Tsoknyi Lineage nuns do in Gechak in Nangchen in Kham, Tibet.

We also celebrated Lopon-ma Semo Konchok Palmo for her graduation from the full shedra course at HH Penor Rinpoche’s Namdroling Nunnery in South India.

We also celebrated our resident Khenpo Konchok Palden, who came from Gechak in Nangchen, and also graduated from Namdroling Monastery in South India. He recently received his formal Khenpo degree.

Finally, we celebrated empowering the retreat master Konchok Drolkar, who finished her 9th year of intensive retreat, and who guided this group of nuns through the 3-year retreat, as Vajra Master of our nunnery.

So, in order to celebrate these five auspicious achievements, we invited several special guests like Kyabje Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Kyabje Mingyur Rinpoche, Khandro Namsel Dorje, and other tulkus, Khenpos, monks and nuns, and the local community. It was a joyful celebration in our new library hall. Please rejoice together with us. We want to thank everyone who helped make all this possible.

With joy,

Tsoknyi Rinpoche



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