Giving Group

Dorjee Zong Nunnery Service Project Contemplative Studies Program Tribute

Zanskar, India

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A unique campaign to support refugee Tibetan nuns living in exile. To improve living conditions, food access, education & health care. Our service project is a tribute to the preservation of Tibetan culture and the Buddhist teachings we are studying. The Tibetan Nuns Project is our charity partner.

The Group’s Purpose

Our service project is a voluntary initiative led by students of the Contemplative Studies Program participating from a number of countries to raise USD$20,000 in support of the educational and medical needs of nineteen nuns living at the remote Dorjee Zong Nunnery in the Himalaya Mountains.

This Giving Group was established to enable Canadian donors supporting the Dorjee Zong Service Project through the Contemplative Studies Program to receive a charitable tax receipt from a recognized charitable foundation in Canada.

How to Help

You can make a one-time donation that will go a long way to support everyday life for the nuns living at Dorjee Zong. All donations welcome! Please share your email address with the Group Organizers when you make a donation to receive updates from the Tibetan Nuns Project.

We hope you will share this giving opportunity with others who embody altruism and may also consider embracing this cause.

We are also planning a Spring Day Retreat on April 17th just outside of Toronto including Meditation, Soundbath, Teachings, Nature Walk and more. All proceeds will go directly to this service project. Event postponed due to COVID-19.

Listen here for an intro to this retreat from Dr. Miles Neale:

Send us a message if you would like information on this event when re-scheduled.

About the Organizers

Our group represents Canadian students and supporters of the Contemplative Studies Program and include:

Deb Egan | Phil Jacobs | Pat Harada-Linfoot | Rocky Montesano | Lori Slaunwhite | Kim Taylor-McCarroll | David Young

Some of us will be going on pilgrimage to Ladakh, India in August. A fortunate few will make the trek to Dorjee Zong Nunnery to graciously present our contribution on the behalf of all donors. Plans for the pilgrimage on hold pending COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Photo and video credits: Olivier Adams and the Tibetan Nuns Project