On 15 November, DGL Nunnery celebrated Lhabab Duchen, Buddha’s Descent from Heaven.This is the biggest day on DGL Nunnery’s calendar. The nuns presented a costume drama of the 12 Acts of the Buddha and performed the Dakini Dances. In the evening there was a puja to the Buddha and the Sixteen Arhats. It was a very happy occasion for all concerned.
In the first half of the year, pandemic restrictions were lifted and the nuns were allowed to leave the nunnery in order to visit their families, friends and relatives. It was a joyful time for all.
Not long after returning to the nunnery, the nuns entered the traditional Yarne (rains retreat) for July and August. This is a time the nuns really cherish as they study and practice in silence with no interruptions for the two-month period.
Before the start of the September school term, the nuns met and assigned new roles and responsibilities. Elections were held naming the new Head Disciplinarian, Bursar, and others. The nuns also participated in a comprehensive cleaning of the Temple, which they enjoyed tremendously.