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Jetsunma's Losar Message


The Year of the Water Tiger is with us: that magnificent animal so noble and elegant. 

There are accounts of monks meditating alone in the jungles of Thailand who open their eyes to see a tiger lying quietly at their feet, absorbed in the peaceful atmosphere of the monk’s practice of calm and loving kindness. Grateful for finding no threat of harm. 

Water is an element so essential to our lives on this planet that we take it all for granted and pollute our rivers and oceans with disregard. Yet water is such an amazing element: colourless, odourless, tasteless, transparent and yet the building block of everything. No moisture no life. 

This universe is intelligence and it is up to us as supposedly evolved beings to use our share of intelligence for the betterment of this planet and all that collaborates with us in living here. We are all interconnected and so we are all responsible. 

This coming year will again be filled with joys and goodness along with challenges and anxieties, as the wheel of samsara keeps turning, but we can devise new solutions and grow in our capacity to transform obstacles into opportunities. In the end it all depends on our heart/mind and our own attitude and response to what life brings to us. 

So we wish you all the resilience to deal with life skilfully and with kindness.Thank you all for your loving support. 

May all beings be well and happy!


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DGL Nunnery Opening and Teachings

Good news! DGL Nunnery, the Tara Guest House and Dragon Cafe will reopen to visitors at the end of March, provided the current situation remains stable.

Many of you have expressed interest and curiosity regarding Jetsunma's upcoming teachings and tours. Jetsunma has officially retired from giving talks and traveling and is only doing Q&A Zoom sessions for the foreseeable future.


In Gratitude


All of us at Dongyu Gatsal Ling Initiatives thank you, our donors, for your kind and generous ongoing support. None of what we are doing, or attempting to do, with our various projects in supporting the activities of Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, would be possible without you. May this Year of the Water Tiger bring you blessings of Peace, Love, Kindness, Health and Prosperity! Losar Tashi Delek!


Offering Service


If you are interested in volunteering for DGL Initiatives, we would love to hear from you! Our most immediate need involves helping out with Social Media. If this or any other type of volunteering appeals to you, please click on the link below to complete our online application form to tell us more about yourself and your interests. Thank you!

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Thank you Tsunmas of DGL Nunnery


We thank our talented Tsunmas at DGL Nunnery for contributing their creative and colorful artwork for this Year of the Water Tiger!


About Us


Dongyu Gatsal Ling Initiatives is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the United States. For USA residents your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

DGL Initiatives supports the mission of our Spiritual Director, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo. We are dedicated to improving the education standards and living conditions of Tibetan Buddhist female monastics and their communities.


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