Earlier this year in May, the BNF were nominated for an award at the Kindred
Spirit Awards at the Mind Body Spirit Festival in London. We didn’t win
however it was a great honor to be along side many inspiring nominees doing
incredible work in England to help people and communities.
November 2014, a sponsored walk is being held by the BNF and led by
Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck, the Patron of
BNF. Anyone is welcome to join but must find their own sponsors.
Walkers will gain merit by trekking to and paying homage to 3 very important,
special and old temples. Also, sponsorship of the Walk will provide support to
the Bhutanese nuns and their spiritual practice. There is a traditional belief that
visiting all three places in one day will gain a pilgrim far more merit than would
typically be earned by visiting a single holy site.
We are looking for sponsors and are asking our supporters in England if they
can assist in sponsoring a nun or two for the Walk. Please visit our website for
information about the Walk and contact the following:
Dr. Tashi Zangmo at email@example.com
Meme Watanabe at firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also contact our office number at +975-2-334502
In a new and exciting milestone for Bhutanese nuns, in May 2014, Bhutanese
nuns were able to take the 2nd
Getsulma ordination, has been possible in Bhutan for a long time and the
controversy on the nuns full Glongma ordination currently much discussed in
the Buddhist community, was one of the focal points which emerged from the Ist
International Buddhist Nuns’ conference in Bhutan in December 2013 organized
by the BNF. However it also became clear that not all communities are aware of
the possibilities that are already open to those nuns wishing to formalize their
choice of spiritual life. The International Nuns Conference was an important eye opening event in the history of Bhutanese nuns.
The Bhutan Nuns Foundation provides high leverage means of empowering
Bhutanese women. It aims to improve living conditions and economic vitality of
rural villages by preserving Bhutan’s strong, sustainable culture and spiritual
heritage as it faces rapid economic development.