Thrangu Tara Abbey is a monastery that was
established for Buddhist nuns. It is located in
on the outskirts of Kathmandu. In 1991, the first
group of 17 nuns arrived from the province of
Nepal near the Tibetan border.
The head nuns, Ani Tsomo and Ani Karma Drolma, are the sisters of one
main lamas, Lama Aju.
Rinpoche had long held the intention to establish a centre for women to
make available the full range of monastic, liturgical, philosophical
and meditation training that is available to monks.
Thrangu Tara Abbey Website
SEVEN women graduated in 2012 with degrees in higher Buddhist studies. FOUR received the degree of acharya (Masters level) and THREE attained the degree of khenmp (PhD level) after 8 years of study. These are the first group of nuns to achieve such distinction.