Tsoknyi Lineage Nuns


Tsoknyi Humanitarian Foundation

The Tsoknyi Humanitarian Foundation, also known as Tsoknyi Lineage Nuns, raises money internationally under the guidance of the Ven. Tsoknyi Rinpoche III that supports a growing number of Tibetan Buddhist nuns of the Tsoknyi Lineage in Nepal and Nangchen in Tibet.

Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s mission for this organization is:

To Support and Sustain the Highest Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation of the Tsoknyi Lineage Nuns.

Our immediate goal:

To fund the building projects at the Tsoknyi Gechak Ling Nunnery on Chobhar Hill outside of Kathmandu, Nepal. This is an amazing opportunity for you to support these great practitioners and to preserve this wellspring of goodness in the world. The Project includes six new buildings –

  • A Primary School and Dormitory for young girls
  • Nuns Shedra and Residence
  • Nuns Three Year Retreat Building – The Pema Chödrön Retreat Center
  • Kitchen and Dining Hall
  • International Meditation Center
  • Shrine Hall and Main Temple

Our Sustaining Goal:

To continue to provide support for the Tsoknyi Lineage Nuns and thereby preserve the Tsoknyi Lineage of highly accomplished Dharma teachers and practitioners.

OUR TEAM – Board Members:

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

Tsoknyi Nuns Welfare Foundation Staff (Kathmandu):

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

Tsoknyi Lineage Nuns (USA):

Marjorie Wilcox, Bookkeeper- Email:  [email protected]
Kristen Rockford, Operations Manager – Email:  [email protected]

Tsoknyi Lineage Nuns Volunteer (USA):

Laura Hofer, 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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