Embrace Bhutan Cultural Tour
Bumthang | Bhutan
13 Nov 2019 | Wed
Day 07 of 13
Pema Choling Nunnery
Our next stop was the beautiful Pema Choling Nunnery. Located in Tang, Bumthang, this nunnery was established by His Eminence Gangteng Rinpoche for empowering women in Bhutan in 2001. The nunnery has an enrollment of 157 nuns.
Tour of Courtyard and Handmade Gift Shop
Without being too disruptive, we took a short tour of the nunnery’s courtyard and a small handmade gift shop (proceeds help support the nunnery). We bought a few items such as a couple of very nice prayer beads.
Visit with Two Young Nuns
Afterward, we got to meet and talk with a couple of young nuns. They also briefly showed us their living accommodations. Before leaving, our group gave a donation to the nunnery as an offering of help and support.
Even though our tour was short, we very much enjoyed our visit to Pema Choling Nunnery.