Ani Rigzin Lhamu Has Completed Five Years of Studies and Become An Indigenous Medicine Doctor

We celebrate Ani Rigzin Lhamu’s achievements. She completed nine years of Buddhist Philosophy studies, equivalent to a Master’s Degree from Pema Choling Nunnery, Bumthang, under Gangtey Tulku Rinpoche.  Afterwards, she taught in the same nunnery for over one year.

In 2012, she enrolled to study indigenous medicine (Sowa-Rigpa) in the indigenous hospital in Thimphu, with financial support of the Bhutan Nuns Foundation. She successfully completed five years training in 2017. The priceless reward for us as a supporting foundation is to see the accomplishments of nuns like Ani Rigzin and their readiness to serve the society.

Currently she is interning at the indigenous hospital, an experience that is vital for her to be able to practice. She will work closely with BNF, spending a month in each of the nunneries examining the nuns’ health and well-being while also benefiting local communities close to the nunneries.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Ms. Silvia Hansel, our education scholarship supporter from Switzerland, without whose support Ani Rigzin could not have pursued her study in indigenous medicine. We hope together we will continue to support furthering the education of our nuns and equipping them with skills and knowledge they can share with women in the nunneries and other fellow citizens.

Last but not the least, we thank Gangtey Tulku Rinpoche for being open-minded and supporting this endeavor. It is with the Blessings of Rinpoche and Her Majesty the Queen Mother, the Patron of the Foundation, that we are able to initiate such ventures and support our nuns to take on different areas of educational activities without obstacles. We wish Ani Rigzin all the best in carrying on meaningful services throughout her life.

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