“When I was born, our monastery was just being built. Today, 20 nuns live in it, and thanks to you, we have excellent facilities for studying the Buddha’s teachings.”
Nun Nawang – Kowang Nunnery, Spiti Valley
Life in the Buddhist monasteries of the Indian Himalayas brings with it many joys, but also challenges. Most monasteries face existential problems and operate from public donations. Young monks and nuns do not have adequate equipment for studying, girls often lack hygiene aids, and they also have problems with electricity. The ProTibet Monastery project responds to the current needs of monks and nuns and tries to provide them with better living conditions for mental, physical and spiritual development.
Let’s support them together!
How does it work?
We support 6 monasteries in the project: Kowang and Pin women’s monasteries, Sakya school monasteries – Rangri and Komik, and Geluk school monasteries – Ki and Diskit. Based on regular communication with individual places, we always have an overview of the current needs of monks and nuns. Thanks to the project, we can respond to them quickly and efficiently. We then publish all the documentation, so you have an overview of who you have helped.
The dedication to the study of the Buddha’s teachings and the kindness of the monks and nuns deserve our support. Thanks to your help, the tradition and wisdom of Tibet can live on. Join in too.
Where ProTibet Monastery helps?
300 monks live in the Ki monastery. Half of them are children or young students whom we support. Especially in winter, life in the monastery is very demanding. They are completely cut off from the outside world.
30 nuns between the ages of 17 and 60 live in the monastery. They live in the Pin Valley for half the year and move to the warmer Rewalsar in winter, it is not possible in the monastery in winter. But thanks to our support, they can study for the whole year.
Diskit is one of our longest supported monasteries and certainly one of the most beautiful. Only 9 nuns live there and maybe that’s why they have problems with financing.
Young monks who have completed their basic studies in Kaza come to study in hot, green Manali. They have a big problem with space, there are many monks, not enough space.
We have been supporting the nuns from Kowang for many years. We helped build their monastery and it is a great joy to observe how they live happily in it today.
There are 26 nuns studying in Kaza. They go there till class 5 then move to Rangri. They belong to the Komik monastery, but life is easier in Kaza, that’s why they live there.