Tsoknyi Humanitarian Foundation


Tsoknyi Humanitarian Foundation

Mission:  Unite ⋅ Secure ⋅ Sustain ⋅ Inspire

  • Unite the power of authentic Buddhist practice with the benefits of a contemporary education for the nuns of Tsoknyi Rinpoche.
  • Secure the nuns’ physical and financial well-being
  • Sustain their nunneries as centers of cultural preservation and spiritual excellence
  • Inspire an international community of dedicated supporters, donors, and volunteers

OUR TEAM – Board Members:

Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Chairman
Owsley Brown, President
Julie Green, Treasurer
Michael Kunkel, Secretary
Babo Harrison, Member at Large

Tsoknyi Nuns Welfare Foundation Staff (Kathmandu):

Palden Choedon, Secretary, and Visitor Coordinator – Email: [email protected]  
Reshma Shrestha, Accountant – Email:  [email protected]

Tsoknyi Humanitarian Foundation Staff (USA):

Marjorie Wilcox, Bookkeeper – Email:  [email protected]
Kristen Rockford, Operations Manager & Volunteer Coordinator – Email:  [email protected]

Nonprofit Status

The Tsoknyi Humanitarian Foundation was established in 2004 under the guidance of Tsoknyi Rinpoche as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to support Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s humanitarian projects. In 2011, the THF began doing business as the Tsoknyi Nepal Nuns, to benefit Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s nuns in Nepal. In 2019, the THF began doing business as the Tsoknyi Lineage Nuns. Proceeds from the TLN flow to the Nepal NGO, The Tsoknyi Nuns Welfare Foundation. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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