The Deboche, the oldest nunnery in the Nepal Himalaya, was being restored by friends from around the world.

Relying on the generosity of private donors, their efforts had provided clean water, cooking facilities and warm sleeping space for the nuns who call Deboche home. These courageous and compassionate women had risked their lives crossing the treacherous Nangpa La pass from Tibet in order to settle in this quiet valley and pray for the suffering of the earth.

Like many places, the Deboche convent was devastated by the recent earthquakes. All of the buildings are seriously damaged, including the historic Prayer Hall and nuns' residencies. Architects Without Borders of Seattle, Washington have updated their original designs to meet the current needs for nuns' residency, and to restore, as soon as possible, the Prayer Hall  which houses the  beautiful and historically significant works of art.

Please help us save this culturally significant and spiritually beautiful part of the highest place on earth.

Meditation and good teaching center is very important for Sherpa and Tibetan culture and language preservation. Many new Sherpa and Tibetan nuns will benefit. Underprivileged Sherpa girls will have a place to live and practice. Sherpa culture, heritage and language will be preserved for generations and generations. I will pray for the success.
— Lama Geshi, Pangboche Monastery