Sakya College for Nuns, Dehradun, India

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Sakya College for Nuns

Where Manduwala, Dehradun, India
Founder and Spiritual Lead His Holiness the Sakya Trizin/Khenchen Gyatso
Lineage Sakya



Sakya College for Nuns
Manduwala, Dehradun, India

Inaugurated in 2009, nuns are able to pursue Buddhist studies for up to 15 years at the Sakya College for Nuns, earning the highest degrees in the Sakya tradition. Those completing seven years of study will earn the Kachupa degree, and after two more years will attain the Lopon degree. Those who complete 13 years of study, including an examination and the composition and defense of an original thesis, will be awarded the Rabjampa degree. Finally, those completing a further two years of study in tantra will receive the highest degree of Ngagrampa. Houses 51 nuns, head of the college is Khenchen Gyatso.

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