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Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery

A Center for Tibetan Buddhist Study and Practice for Women

Khachoe Ghakhyil Ling Nunnery is a Buddhist nunnery in the Tibetan Gelug tradition. It is located on the outskirts of Kathmandu, near the Boudhanath Stupa. The nunnery was founded by Lama Thubten Yeshe, who in 1979 invited two Tibetan nuns who had recently fled from Tibet across the border of Nepal, to join his monastery in Kathmandu. Over the following ten years the number of nuns increased to 30 and in 1994 they moved into their own nunnery, just below Kopan Monastery. Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche gave the nunnery the name 'Khachoe Ghakhyil Ling - The Land of Bliss of the Skygoers'.

Our Story

Read about the historic background of the nuns community; and how the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism is preserved there.

Study and Practice
The focus is on the studies of the teachings of the Buddha, the practice of meditation, and the observance of good moral character.
Pujas and Prayers

You can request a pujas for yourself, your loved ones, or for success in all activities. Send us a prayer request which is free.

Come and Visit Us

You are welcome to stay in the guest accommodation of our nunnery. Simple rooms with shared or private bathrooms are available. Three meals a day are included in the cost of your stay. During your stay, you are welcome to attend the prayer sessions in the mornings or watch their debate sessions in the evening. The library offers a range of Dharma books. Boudhanath with its world-famous stupa is just a 30-minute walk away. During your stay, you will be expected to follow our guest guidelines.

We need Your Help

Our Nunnery survives through the kindness of people who support us in our endeavor to offer a safe and inspiring environment to young women who want to follow a spiritual path. Your help is needed to continue  with this work. You can help by sponsoring a nun for a year, make a donation towards food, or for any of the ongoing expenses such as wages for our teacher, the school, the Nunnery Clinic. Find out how to help here.

The Pure Land Incense workshop generates income for the nuns. Have a look at the workshop and its products  here. The incense is available from the Monastery Shop