Tek Chok Ling Nunnery
Founder and Spiritual Lead Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche
In 2006, Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche established Tek Chok Ling, a beautiful, modern nunnery where female monastic disciples apply themselves with joyful diligence in hearing, contemplating, and meditating upon the dharma in precise accordance with the teachings of Rinpoche.
Tek Chok Ling now has 58 nuns; the oldest ones are nuns who escaped from Tibet with him while the younger ones are from Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan. Along with the traditional Buddhist studies and meditation there is a secular school for all nuns over the age of sixteen. Here the nuns study Tibetan, Nepali, English, Math, Science and Social Studies. The nuns sixteen and under attend Shree Mangal Dvip, Thrangu Rinpoche’s school for Himalayan children. All of this training means that Tek Chok Ling is in the process of establishing a first generation of nuns with both a secular and Buddhist education!