The Dongyu Gatsal Ling Trust was legally established in June 1999 as a Himachali Charitable Trust (registration number 733) under the auspices of H.E. the 9th Khamtrul Rinpoche Shedrup Nyima. Its aim was stated as the establishment of a Nunnery to educate and train young women from the Himalayan regions.
The original 7 Trust members were local teachers, a doctor, a lawyer and a social worker, all of them from the state of Himachal Pradesh.
Over the years this Trust has met regularly at least twice a year at DGL in accordance with the regulations. At the meetings the minutes and financial records of the previous session are ratified and the members are brought up to date on the activities of the Nunnery.
Gradually due to the demise of members or their retirement, their place has been taken by DGL nuns from the Himachal regions. At present there are 3 of the original members and 4 nuns. Indeed we are very grateful for the continued support and interest shown by our Trustees.