Chodrak Nunnery

The New Meditation Hall

  

The new meditation hall shrine room was graced by the following Buddha Statues:

Sakyamuni Buddha Statue

Thousand Arms Cherenzig Statue Guru Rinpoche Statue Green Tara Statue

Originally constructed in the early 20th century, Chodrak Nunnery was destroyed during the Communist Chinese invasion of eastern Tibet. Chodrak Methu Geygun Kacho Dechen Choling Nunnery has been rebuilt and re-established by His Eminence Chodrak Saljed Rinpoche. In 1984, His Eminence Saljey Rinpoche appointed Venerable Lama Karma Zangpo as his representative to supervise the rebuilding of the nunnery. On the eighth day of the tenth month of that year, His Eminence ordained sixty nuns. Since 1984, many more nuns have come to live there and nowadays up to three hundred nuns are associated with the nunnery. At present, the nuns are not all able to live at the nunnery due to lack of accommodation and facilities and so some live in neighbouring areas with family and friends.

In order to assist the nuns to achieve their spiritual goals, Venerable Sonam Tenzin Rinpoche has been working with his Australian student, David, to create a website dedicated to the nuns of Chodrak Monastery. Please view the website at www.chodraknunnery.org for a most moving account of the great obstacles that these dedicated and accomplished lama nuns encounter in their quest to pursue their spiritual practice.

CHODRAK NUNNERY FUND RAISING

The Sydney students worked very hard to organize the 4th Annual Nunnery Fund Raising Lunch in November. The funds raised from this event continually support the nuns food, clothing and essential living costs.

 

This year the ‘Nun Sponsorship’ program has over 55 new sponsors who donate either monthly, quarterly or yearly to support their nun. This has enabled nuns whose families could not support them, to return to the Nunnery.

 

A very special thank you to the sponsors for their generosity.

 

3 YEAR RETREAT NUNS

Old retreat building New retreat building

 

The Nunnery has a separate 3 year retreat building which is in very bad condition. Rinpoche and several students visited the building in May and saw the walls propped up with poles, holes in the roof and very difficult conditions for the nuns. Construction has commenced on the new building thank you to a very kind sponsor.

 

 

The following nuns are in need of sponsors.

 

Sponsoring a nun, donating towards the building of a temple / retreat centre generate a tremendous amount of merit. This represents a wonderful opportunity for lay people to contribute towards the spreading of Dharma and to practise generosity, one of the 6 paramitas. The nun you sponsor will be praying daily for you- the sponsor, helping to remove any obscurations and bringing blessings. You will be further blessed with the knowledge that you have made a difference in continuing the history of this Buddhist sanctuary in the holy province of Kham and keeping alive the rich tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

 

                

Name: KELZANG LHAZOM

 

Year of birth: 1973

Age: 36

She has been a nun for 17 years (since 1992)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 2 times

Nyungne: 490 times

Now in 3 years retreat

Name: KONGCHOG CHORON

 

Year of birth: 1972

Age: 37

She has been a nun for 17 years (since 1992)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 2 times

Nyungne: 370 times

       

Name: PEMA DONTSO

 

Year of birth: 1969

Age: 40

She has been a nun for 20 years (since 1989)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 1 time

Nyungne: 400 times

Name: JANGCHUB LHAZOM

 

Year of birth: 1968

Age: 41

She has been a nun for 20 years (since 1989)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 2 times

Nyungne: 300 times
       

Name: MAYTOG CHUZOM

 

Year of birth: 1970

Age: 39

She has been a nun for 17 years (since 1992)

Ngondro: 3 times

3 years retreat: 3 times

Nyungne: 100 times

Name: REKSAL CHORON

 

Age: 12

She has been a nun for 3 years

 

Ngondro: 1 time

Nyungne: 20 times

Now studying

       

Name: DECHEN CHORON

 

Age: 23

She has been a nun for 3 years

Ngondro: 2 times

Nyungne: 100 times

Name: MONLAM TENTSO

 

Year of birth: 1989

Age: 20

She has been a nun for 18 years (since 1991)

Ngondro: 1 time

Nyungne: 50 times

Now studying

       

Name: JAMYANG PALMO

 

Age: 24

She has been a nun for 3 years

Ngondro: 1 time

Nyungne: 70 times

Name: NGAWANG CHUTSO

 

Age: 40

She has been a nun for 22 years

Ngondro: 1 time

3 years retreat: 3 times

Nyungne: 200 times

Now in the 4th 3 years retreat

       

Name: SHERAB CHOZOM

 

Year of birth: 1986

Age: 24

She has been a nun for 19 years (since 1990)

Ngondro: 1 time

Nyungne: 116 times

Name: LOCHU ZANGMO

 

Year of birth: 1972

Age: 37

She has been a nun for 17 years (since 1992)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 2 times

Nyungne: 300 times

       

Name: NAMGYAL CHODRON

 

Year of birth: 1966

Age: 43

She has been a nun for 22 years (since 1987)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 2 times

Nyungne: 372 times

Name: RINCHI

 

Year of birth: 1976

Age: 34

She has been a nun for 22 years (since 1987)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 2 times

Nyungne: 372 times

       

Name: DECHEN WANGMO

Age: 64

She has been a nun for 3 years

Ngondro: 3 times

Nyungne: 200 times

Name: TENZIN CHOKYI

 

Year of birth: 1991

Age: 18

She has been a nun for 17 years (since 1992)

Ngondro: 1 time

Nyungne: 26 times

Now studying

       

Name: DECHEN ZANGMO

 

Year of birth: 1965

Age: 44

She has been a nun for 20 years (since 1989)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 3 times

Nyungne: 370 times

Name: LHAKAR CHODRON

 

Age: 33

She has been a nun for 18 years

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 1 time

Nyungne: 400 times

       

Name: SANCHO PALMO

Age: 34

She has been a nun for 16 years

 

Ngondro: 3 times

3 years retreat: 1 time

Nyungne: 500 times

 

Name: KUNZANG PARMO

 

Year of birth: 1965

Age: 44

She has been a nun for 20 years (since 1989)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 3 times

Nyungne: 370 times

       

Name: DONDAM CHUTSO

 

Year of birth: 1951

Age: 58

She has been a nun for 40 years (since 1969)

Ngondro: 4 times

Nyungne: 58 times

Name: SHERAB WANGMO

 

Year of birth: 1970

Age: 39

She has been a nun for 20 years (since 1989)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 2 times

Nyungne: 350 times

       

Name: TSONDU CHOKYI

 

Age: 33

She has been a nun for 10 years

Ngondro: 2 times

Nyungne: 200 times

Name: KULZANG DROLMA

 

Year of birth: 1974

Age: 35

She has been a nun for 25 years (since 1984) and is a chanting master

Ngondro: 3 times

3 years retreat: 1 time

Nyungne: 277 times

       

Name: KELSANG YANGKEY

 

Year of birth: 1975

Age: 34

She has been a nun for 25 years (since 1984)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 1 time

Nyungne: 200 times

Name: PEMA CHUZOM

 

Year of birth: 1973

Age: 36

She has been a nun for 20 years (since 1989)

Ngondro: 4 times

Nyungne: 324 times

       

Name: RINCHEN PALMO

 

Year of birth: 1968

Age: 41

She has been a nun for 19 years (since 1990)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 2 times

Nyungne: 400 times

Name: SANGYE CHODRON

 

Year of birth: 1970

Age: 39

She has been a nun for 19 years (since 1990)

Ngondro: 3 times

3 years retreat: 3 times

Nyungne: 100 times

       

Name: MINGYUR LHAZOM

 

Year of birth: 1975

Age: 34

She has been a nun for 18 years (since 1991)

Ngondro: 3 times

3 years retreat: 2 times

Nyungne: 250 times

Name: OJIN CHODRON

 

Year of birth: 1963

Age: 46

She has been a nun for 18 years (since 1991)

Ngondro: 5 times

3 years retreat: 3 times

Nyungne: 300 times

       

Name: KUNGA WANGMO

 

Year of birth: 1971

Age: 38

She has been a nun for 17 years (since 1992)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 2 times

Nyungne: 400 times

Name: TASHI YUDROM 

 

Year of birth: 1973

Age: 36

She has been a nun for 20 years (since 1989)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 2 times

Nyungne: 250 times

       

Name: KUNCHOG LAMZOG

 

Year of birth: 1971

Age: 38

She has been a nun for 18 years (since 1991)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 2 times

Nyungne: 300 times

Name: NGODRUB PALMO

 

Age: 34

She has been a nun for 10 years

Ngondro: 3 times

3 years retreat: 1 time

Nyungne: 400 times

       

Name: RINCHEN WANGMO

 

Age: 33

She has been a nun for 12 years

Ngondro: 3 times

3 years retreat: 1 time

Nyungne: 500 times

Name: DEME ZANGMO

 

Age: 42

She has been a nun for 18 years

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 1 time

Nyungne: 1000 times

       

Name: OJIN WANGMO

 

Age: 34

She has been a nun for 15 years

Ngondro: 3 times

3 years retreat: 1 time

Nyungne: 200 times

Name: SEREK WANGMO

 

Age: 23

She has been a nun for 5 years

Ngondro: 2 times

Nyungne: 100 times

 

       

Name: KONGCHOG LHATSO

 

Year of birth: 1963

Age: 46

She has been a nun for 24 years (since 1985)

Ngondro: 2 times

Nyungne: 200 times

Name: DADON

 

Age: 12

She has been a nun for 2 years

Ngondro: 1 time

Nyungne: 40 times

       

Name: KONCHOG MINGYUR

 

Age: 20

She has been a nun for 2 years

Ngondro: 1 time

Nyungne: 50 times

Name: TSETIN WANGMO

 

Year of birth: 1971

Age: 38

She has been a nun for 20 years (since 1989)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 2 times

Nyungne: 300 times

       

Name: DELEK DROLMA

 

Age: 33

She has been a nun for 12 years

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 1 time

Nyungne: 200 times

Name: DECHEN LHADON

 

Year of birth: 1966

Age: 43

She has been a nun for 21 years (since 1988)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 3 times

Nyungne: 400 times

       

Name: PEMA LHADON

 

Year of birth: 1970

Age: 39

She has been a nun for 20 years (since 1989)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 1 time

Nyungne: 435 times

Name: SHERAB DROLMA

 

Year of birth: 1967

Age: 42

She has been a nun for 20 years (since 1989)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 3 times

Nyungne: 200 times

       

Name: DRUMCHO

 

Age: 27

She has been a nun for 3 years

Ngondro: 1 times

Nyungne: 40 times

Name: DONDUP ZANGMO

 

Year of birth: 1965

Age: 44

She has been a nun for 19 years (since 1990)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 2 times

Nyungne: 300 times

       

Name: CHEME PALMO

 

Year of birth: 1988

Age: 21

Ngondro: 1 time

Nyungne: 50 times

Name: TSULTIM CHUDON

 

Age: 38

She has been a nun for 10 years

Ngondro: 2 times

Nyungne: 100 times

       

Name: CHODRUP DENZOM

 

Year of birth: 1971

Age: 38

She has been a nun for 20 years (since 1989)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 3 times

Nyungne: 351 times

Name: ZOPA CHUTSO

 

Year of birth: 1988

Age: 21

She has been a nun for 17 years (since 1992)

Ngondro: 2 times

Nyungne: 100 times

       

Name: PASANG WANGMO

 

Year of birth: 1969

Age: 40

She has been a nun for 20 years (since 1989)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 1 time

Nyungne: 395 times

Name: WANGLA

 

Year of birth: 1973

Age: 36

She has been a nun for 20 years (since 1989)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 3 times

Nyungne: 300 times

       

Name: TSERING YANGDROM

 

Year of birth: 1973

Age: 36

She has been a nun for 20 years (since 1989)

Ngondro: 4 times

Nyungne: 300 times

Now in 3 years retreat

Name: OSEL CHODRON

 

Year of birth: 1966

Age: 43

She has been a nun for 22 years (since 1987)

Ngondro: 5 times

Nyungne: 500 times

Now in 3 years retreat

       

Name: SHERAB WANGMO

 

Age: 30

She has been a nun for 17 years

Ngondro: 2 times

3 years retreat: 1 time

Nyungne: 200 times

Name: PARCHIN CHUTSO

 

Year of birth: 1979

Age: 30

She has been a nun for 26 years (since 1983)

Ngondro: 4 times

Nyungne: 250 times

Now in 3 years retreat

       

Name: KUNGA CHODRON

 

Year of birth: 1977

Age: 32

She has been a nun for 26 years (since 1983)

Ngondro: 4 times

Nyungne: 250 times

Now in 3 years retreat

Name: NYAMNYE DROLMA

 

Age: 30

She has been a nun for 8 years

Ngondro: 2 times

3 years retreat: 1 time

Nyungne: 200 times

       

Name: JAMYANG CHODRON

 

Year of birth: 1974

Age: 35

She has been a nun for 26 years (since 1983)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 1 time

Nyungne: 200 times

 

Name: JANGCHUB PALMO

 

Year of birth: 1969

Age: 40

She has been a nun for 25 years (since 1969)

Ngondro: 4 times

3 years retreat: 1 time

Nyungne: 200 times

       

Name: PARCHEN DROLMA

 

Year of birth: 1974

Age: 35

She has been a nun for 26 years (since 1983)

Ngondro: 4 times

Nyungne: 200 times

Now in 3 years retreat

Name: DEKYI CHODRON

 

Year of birth: 1972

Age: 37

She has been a nun for 20 years (since 1989)

Ngondro: 4 times

Nyungne: 400 times

Now in 3 years retreat

       

Name: KUNGA CHUTSO

 

Year of birth: 1980

Age: 29

She has been a nun for 22 years (since 1987)

Ngondro: 4 times

Nyungne: 252 times

Now in 3 years retreat

Name: ZOPA CHODRON

 

Year of birth: 1982

Age: 27

She has been a nun for 20 years (since 1989)

Ngondro: 4 times

Nyungne: 200 times

Now in 3 years retreat

 

If you would like to sponsor a nun, yearly $480, half yearly $240,monthly $40.

Donations can be deposited directly into Nunnery account:

 

    Chodrak Nunnery (Australia)

    Bank: ANZ Bank, BSB: 017 042

    Account No. 506 941 334

    Name: Butsa Sonam Tenzin

 

    Malaysia Bank (Maybank)

    Account No.: 5624 9600 2346

    Name: Butsa Sonam Tenzin

 

Please send sponsors Name, address, phone number and email to barom.kc@gmail.com.

Thank you for your kind support.

 

 " May your merit and wisdom increase. "