Our Mission



  • To promote spiritual education for Tibetan Buddhist nuns from the Himalayan regions through a comprehensive philosophical education program.

  • To train women to integrate the Dharma principles into their daily life and work.

  • To train nuns as spiritual leaders, teachers, community workers and mentors for others in remote Himalayan regions and elsewhere when feasible.

  • To provide health care, education and cultural enrichment for women in remote Himalayan villages.

  • To help young women fulfill their spiritual and intellectual potential.

  • To further intercultural understanding.



Education curriculum:


1st year: Preparatory studies:

Tibetan language and memorization of prayers


2nd year: Preliminary Buddhist philosophy and debate ('Collective Topics /Duetra' and 'Awareness and Knowledge / Lorig' )


3rd year: Preliminary Buddhist philosophy and debate

('Signs and Reasoning/Tarig' and philosophical tenets / Drubtha)


4th year:                  Perfection of Wisdom Sutras / Parchin 1

5th year:                  Perfection of Wisdom Sutras / Perching 2

6th year:                  Perfection of Wisdom Sutras / Parchin 3

7th year:                  Perfection of Wisdom Sutras / Parchin 4

8th year:                  Perfection of Wisdom Suras / Parchin 5

9th year:                  Perfection of Wisdom Sutras / Parchin6

10th year:                The Middle Way / Uma 1

11th year:                The Middle Way / Uma 2

12th year:                The Middle Way / Uma 3

13th year:                Metaphysics / Abhidharma 1

14th year:                Metaphysics / Abhidharma 2

15th year:                Monastic Discipline / Vinaya 1

16th year:                Monastic Discipline / Vinaya 2

17th year:                Dharmakirtis Pramanavartika


Daily life: 

5:30am:                       Wake up

6:00 - 7:00am:             Morning Prayer and meditation

7:00 - 7:30am:             Breakfast

7:30 - 10:30am:           Buddhist philosophy and Tibetan grammar classes

10:30 - 12:00 noon:     Debate

12:00 - 1:00pm:           Lunch

1:00 - 2:00pm:             Break

2:00 - 4:00pm:             English and Hindi classes

4:30 - 5:30pm:             Self study

5:50 - 6:00pm:             Dinner

6:00 - 7:00pm:             Tara prayers

7:00 - 9:00pm:             Evening debate

9:00 - 10:30pm:           Self study and prayer

11:00pm:                     Bed time



Weekly and yearly timetable:

Classes are held from Monday - Saturday and Sunday is a holiday, allowing the nuns to clean the Institute's campus, wash clothes and shop for their daily needs. Classes are held from March - July and August - January, and summer break is over the month of July and winter break in February. During these times nuns visit their family or do self study and practice at JCI.









ŠJamyang Choling Institute, Dharamsala, India.

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