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.

It is a historic time for both Tibetan Buddhism and nuns in particular.


The teachings of the Buddha came originally to Tibet from the great monastic tradition of Nalanda University in India, through a number of courageous and highly educated and realized masters, foremost amongst them was Lama Atisha. These teachings have been preserved and further developed and practiced over the past 1000 years by an unbroken lineage of practioners. When Tibet was invaded, together with thousands of refugees, - these great teachings came to India.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has mentioned on a number of occasions that due to this, the teachings of the Buddha  survived, while emphasising that “Tibetan Buddhist philosophy is something precious which we can be proud of; it has been developed and thrived in Tibet and we should strive to preserve it in its entirety.” Many monasteries and nunneries in India have since then continued the study and practice of these teachings.

I The nuns of Khachoe Ghakyil Nunnery have had the doors of the classical Buddhist education opened to them. They are provided with highly trained scholars to teach them, and are now instructed in classical Tibetan debate, the performance of ritual music, the creation of sand mandalas, and other ritual arts. Read More Here