Shechen Orgyen Chodzong Nunnery, Bhutan

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Shechen Orgyen Chodzong Nunnery

Where Bhutan
Spiritual Leads Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche and Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche
Lineage Nyingma

Address: Orgyen Chodzong Nunnery, Sissinang Khasa Drapchu, Bhutan


Shechen Orgyen Chodzong Nunnery was the first monastic center founded by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche after he left Tibet.

At present 125 nuns, mainly Bhutanese and ranging in age from 15 to 70 years old, live, meditate, and study at the nunnery under the guidance of Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche and Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche.

The nunnery provides for the nuns’ complete education in addition to covering all expenses for their food, medical care, shelter, and clothing.

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