Sakya Rinchen Choling Nunnery
Preserving Buddha-Dharma - in Tibetan Nuns Tradition
Sakya Nuns' Study Institute
Khenpo Gyatso, Principal of Sakya College offered this beautiful retreat place to be used as the Nuns' Institute of higher Education.
Nuns are trained for about 10 years to become qualified Dharma teachers (equivalent of female Khenpo) for the next generation.

Inauguration of Sakya Nuns' Institute by His Holiness Sakya Trizin
"Buddhist philosophical texts are very deep and profound.  In order to understand them, thorough study is required. Therefore, the establishment of a nuns' college is very important".
 Vision 2010 Onwards
100 Nuns to be trained
Based on available funds, about 25 outstanding nuns have been chosen from among many applicants to become the first cohort of students. 


His Holiness the Sakya Trizin  Venerable Khenpo Gyatso
Principal: Acharya Ani Dechen Wangmo Abbot: Venerable Khenpo Jampa Khedup
Ani Dechen's Message: March 2011 
"On behalf of us, please pray thank you to all our sponsors.

Regarding our nuns in the Institute, they are studying in the 1st year. These days they are studying Catuhsataka (Four Hundred Verses) of Acharya Aryadeva along with Rendawa's commentary on it. They do debate in every evening and after dinner excluding holidays. They are striving as much as they can."

 Contact: sakyanunstudyinst (at) yahoo (dot) in

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Opportunity to Support Nuns' Education
Gold Sponsor U$240/annum
Silver Sponsor U$120/annum
Bronze Sponsor U$60/annum 
For as little as $5 a month (or $10 or $20 or one time donation) you can make it possible for the college to grow so that it can offer the opportunity for higher philosophical studies to more of the many nuns who long to study there.