Namo Buddha Foundation is a Canadian registered charitable organization (891225211RR0001) founded by Thrangu Rinpoche to provide food, clothing, medical care and education to the poor children of the Himalayan region, and to support nunneries, monasteries, schools, free clinics, retreat centres and monastic colleges in Nepal and India.


PO Box 46898 STN.D. 

Vancouver, BC  V6J 5M4  CANADA



Charity Number: 891225211RR0001

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Congrats to the Grads of Tara Abbey Shedra

April 20, 2019

Congratulations to the new graduates of the Thrangu Tara Abbey shedra, who completed the rigorous 12 year program of philosophical studies!


Here is a list of the 2018 graduates (graduation celebration took place in Feb 2019):


1. Nyedon Wangmo

2. Tsering Kalden

3. Karma Norlha

4. Nangsel Tsering

5. Karma Yangkyi


Thrangu Rinpoche established the shedra program at Tara Abbey in 2004, in order to give equal opportunity for nuns to train in higher Buddhist studies. Rinpoche has named the nuns' shedra Thrangu Thoisam Dargyeling


The first group of nuns from this shedra program graduated in 2011. At that time the program required a total of 8 years to complete. However in 2013 HH Karmapa extended all shedra programs, so now the program takes 12 years to complete. 


So far, there have been a total of 32 graduates from the Thrangu Thoisam Dargyeling shedra program:

2011 - 3 nuns

2012 - 5 nuns

2013 - 2 nuns

2015 - 7 nuns

2017 - 10 nuns

2018 - 5 nuns


If you would like to learn more about sponsoring a nuns' education, please visit our NBF Sponsorship Page








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