I'm interested in visiting Thosamling Nunnery in Sidhpur, India & wondering if anyone on the forum has been there?
They are a non-sectarian nunnery and a community for western nuns - after ordination with the Dalai Lama, if nuns don't have a monastery or dharma centre to go back to, they are often sent to Thosamling to study for a year.
I'm not a nun - yet - but lay-woman are also permitted to stay and men can go to teachings. It looks like an ideal place for retreat to me, and certainly more affordable (even including airfares) than doing retreat at my local monastery... which is a shame, really.
As it's close to Dharamsala/Mcleod Ganj - I'm guessing many of you may have traveled in the area - can you give me an idea of what times of year are best to travel there?
Are there good times to catch teachings with HH Dalai Lama or HH Karmapa or others?
*edit* - here's their website - http://www.thosamling.com/