Tibetan Women’s Association congratulate Twenty Tibetan Buddhist nuns to receive the Geshema degree


Tibetan Women’s Association congratulate Twenty Tibetan Buddhist nuns became the first in the history of Tibetan Buddhism to receive the Geshema degree, the highest academic title in Tibetan Buddhism. The degree was conferred by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the nuns at a ceremony held at Drepung monastery in Mundgod, South India.

At the conferment ceremony, His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke about the immense contribution of education towards gender equality in the world. His Holiness also emphasised the need for secular ethics to make modern education more holistic.

“Through the power of education, women have been able to rise up to prominent roles including leadership in various societies. Education has played a big role in the advancement of gender equality and material development. However, when you think about secular ethics like compassion, modern education is still not sufficient,” His Holiness said.

“Science tells us that women are biologically more compassionate. Education should instill compassion. We should focus on secular ethics. The world needs a uniform outlook at compassion and women are innately inclined to instill compassion,” His Holiness remarked.

Wishing all the Twenty Geshema’ s to Have a Happy and Prosperous future ahead.