Creation of a Convent For Bon-Po Nuns
|The following article is from the Summer, 1999 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.|
The Jamma Foundation formed in order to support the nuns of Tibet's indigenous religion, Bon. Their first project is a convent called Khoma Neuchung Ling located on land donated in Jomosom, Nepal, through the generous help of Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche.
Jamma Foundation currently seeks funds to construct the gompa, residence, and school for twenty-five nuns, who are from Jomosom and Mustang as well as Tibet. Lama Yungdong Gyeltsen from the nearby Bon Monastery has agreed to undertake the formal education of the nuns. They hope this will provide future female teachers for the Bon-po, as well as the world community. Apart from a convent in Amdo, China, there is no formal institution for Bon-po nuns.
If you would like more information, please contact Suzanne Meyers at 212-502-1101 or write the Jamma Foundation, PO Box 30141, New York, NY 10011. Contributions in check or money order should be made payable to Jamma Foundation, and are tax deductible under the 501(c)3 code. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. To show our gratitude, we are pleased to reward donations of three hundred dollars or more with a limited edition woodblock print of a lotus blossom. This gift is made possible through the generosity of Irish artist Fiona Burgess. Thank you. ä_æBack to all Snow Lion Articles