Friday, May 22, 2015

Honoured to be commissioned to make rugs for the nuns at Dongyu Gatsal Ling.

The ladies of Gamru Rag Rugs were honoured with a request to make rugs for the Dongyu Gatsal Ling (DGL) Nunnery located near Palampur, which is approximately an hours drive from Dharamsala.

Winters in Himachal Pradesh are very cold, especially with no central heating installed. The rugs were commissioned for the use of the nuns in their rooms, to provide  a welcome relief from the bitter cold of the bare floors.

Two of the Gamru Rag Rug ladies came to Dongyu Gatsal Ling and were thrilled to have the opportunity of meeting Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, who founded this beautiful nunnery. This amazing woman was raised in London and left in 1964, at the age of twenty, to pursue her spiritual path in India; she was later ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. The title `Jetsunma` (meaning venerable master) was given to her in 2008 in recognition of her achievements You can read more of her remarkable story here:

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