Samtenling Nunnery

some-nuns-outside-their-retreat-roomsVajra Dakini Nunnery is affiliated with Drikung Kagyu Samtenling Nunnery.

Samtenling was founded by His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche in 1992. The nunnery is a branch of Drikung Kagyu Institute and it functions as a educational center as well as a center to preserve and promote the traditional Drikung Kagyu nunnery system.



Samtenling Nunnery is located in the northern part of Dehradun, close to Jangchubling Monastery, Songtsen Library, and Kagyu College.  We have invited Ani Yeshe of the first graduating Acharya Class (7 year philosophy degree)  to come to Maine. Ani Yeshe will be joining Khenmo in the near future to help establish Vajra Dakini Nunnery.  This Spring Khenmo met with the nuns to share her experiences as an abbess and western nun. Vajra Dakini sends a donation for scholarships and computer training annually as well as proceeds from the book Radiating Kindness. 



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