Savage Bohemian proceeds to go to Tibetan Nuns Project

My friend Kelly, at Savage Bohemian, asked me to mention something great they are doing throughout the month of February at her online shop. The name is, as mentioned before, The Savage Bohemian. Who are they and what are they doing? Well I took this from their site…

We started The Savage Bohemian with two goals: to grow a sustainable, fair trade business to help support families and communities who make our handmade artisan jewelry and accessories by paying fair prices; and to provide quality, affordable jewelry that preserves ethnic and tribal cultural elements that are unique in today’s mass-produced marketplace.

During the month of February, all proceeds will go to the Tibetan Nuns Project. This cause is very close to Kelly’s heart, so I am more than glad to help her get this out to more folks. Here’s a little bit about the Tibetan Nuns Project, from their website…

In the mid 1980s, with the strong encouragement of H.H. the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Women’s Association began to work on behalf of nuns of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Initial efforts focused on small projects within the two existing nunneries in the Dharamsala area, and the women also worked to start a new nunnery in South India.

In early 1991, a group of 66 refugee nuns appeared overnight on the streets of Dharamsala, India. They had been on a two-year pilgrimage from eastern Tibet that had ended in a journey over the Himalayas. Ill and exhausted, they had nowhere to go. The Tibetan Women’s Association organized emergency assistance to meet their basic needs, and set in motion the Tibetan Nuns Project to work exclusively on behalf of the nuns. The Project immediately began to find long-term solutions to the problems of securing housing, medical care and most importantly, education for refugee nuns. The Project created a sponsorship program, reaching out to individuals around the world.

I hope you’ll take a moment to check out the Savage Bohemian website and see if there is anything there that will peak your interest enough to make a purchase. There are great things there for that special person in your life, Valentines Day is coming up soon you know!