Swe Nunnery

bswe dgon btsun ma'i ri khrod
Alternative Name(s):
Nunnery of Swe Monastery, bswe dgon e vam cog sgar btsun ma'i gling
Site Type: Nunnery
Site Location: Ngawa (rnga yul)
Operating Status: Active
Current Tradition: Jonang
Former Tradition: Jonang
Date Established: Unknown at present
Current Residents: 60 nuns

Swe Nunnery was originally established as a mountain retreat above the hills behind Swe Monastery. It was officially designated as a nunnery under the patronage and governance of Swe Monastery 16 years ago. Currently, it is the only active Jonang nunnery in Amdo.