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Summary Report of a BNF Volunteer Dentist


Summary Report of a BNF Volunteer Dentist A renowned German Dentist, Mr. Frank Schneehage, was here in Bhutan from August 5th to 17th. While in Bhutan, he treated about 106 nuns in 3 different nunneries. His programme to cover the Eastern part of Bhutan had to be cancelled due to heavy rain fall, landslides, and

Summary Report of a BNF Volunteer Dentist2019-11-03T17:17:45-08:00

The CAP Regional Training No.32: The Consumer Association of Penang


The Consumers Association of Penang organized the Consumer Education Programme for Friends From Bhutan in Recsam Education Center, Penang, Malaysia, and was a great success. The majority of the 16 participants were Buddhist nuns from Bhutan, lead by the Executive Director of Bhutan Nuns Foundation (BNF). The training took place from 21st to 30thaugust 2016.

The CAP Regional Training No.32: The Consumer Association of Penang2016-09-07T22:24:45-07:00

Tzu Chi Buddhism in Action


Visiting the Tzu Chi kidney Dialysis Centre and their recycling centre was a great and constructive experience for our monks and nuns, and for the other few NGO participants. Many activities we participated were very similar to what BNF has been trying to advocate to our nuns throughout BNF’s trainings. We all came back with

Tzu Chi Buddhism in Action2016-09-07T19:23:02-07:00

Visit to Kasih Hospice Care Society (KHC), Kuala Lumpur


Another successful programme was the visit to the Kasih Hospice Care Society, a non-profit organization, established in 1997 together with other committee members of Losang Dragpa Buddhist Society. It provides hospice services to patients with terminal illnesses in line with the Buddhist philosophy of universal compassion in dealing with the living and the dying. This

Visit to Kasih Hospice Care Society (KHC), Kuala Lumpur2016-09-07T19:11:39-07:00

An Agent of Change: Empowering Bhutanese Nuns


By Craig Lewis Buddhistdoor Global | 2016-08-12 | Nestled between China and India on the eastern edges of the mighty Himalayas, the tiny Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan is remarkable for a number of reasons. Perhaps best known for prioritizing “Gross National Happiness” over the shortsighted acquisitiveness of economic growth and for its sustainable approach to

An Agent of Change: Empowering Bhutanese Nuns2020-02-07T11:10:40-08:00

Nunnery observes menstruation day


Menstruation mat­ters to everyone, everywhere. This is the unapologetic theme of this year’s globally cel­ebrated menstrual hygiene Day. Social taboos, nega­tive norm and embarrass­ment mean that menstrua­tion is too often not given the attention it deserves. This is true despite the fact that half of the world menstruates. Additionally menstrual hygiene has important implications for

Nunnery observes menstruation day2016-05-30T18:07:38-07:00

BNF organized Contemplative Walk to raise fund


Bhutan Nuns Foundation successfully conducted a contemplative walk aimed to raise fund for its ongoing Nuns Training Centre. Coinciding very auspicious day of Lord Buddha’s Parinirvana on May 21, 2016, the walk started off from Druk School to  Kunsel Phodrang. Before starting off with the walk, the participants were blessed by His Holiness the Je

BNF organized Contemplative Walk to raise fund2016-05-30T18:00:29-07:00

Her Majesty partakes in earth ramming at Training Centre construction


Her Majesty Queen Mother Tshering Yangdoen Wangchuck visited the training centre construction in Tsalumaphey. Her Majesty joined nuns of four different nunneries in earth ramming. Her Majesty during the earth-ramming with BNF nuns.

Her Majesty partakes in earth ramming at Training Centre construction2020-02-07T10:50:09-08:00

Nuns trained in basic teaching skills


Her Majesty Gyalyum Tshering Yangdoen Wangchuck graced the graduation ceremony of the 10-day basic skills training course for nuns and granted certificates at the Paro College of Education yesterday. The training, conducted by the lecturers from the college, focused on four areas; teaching skills, teaching strategies, assessment for learning, and basic skills in counselling

Nuns trained in basic teaching skills2020-02-07T10:51:31-08:00
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