Source: Addison Independent
On August 1, 2005 the Addison Independent reported, "The town of Lincoln has for years provided a pastoral refuge for people to contemplate nature and pause to think about their lives and about the world around them. Sometime next year, four women will be taking that kind of deep introspection to a new level, as they begin their lives as part of what organizers are calling the first Tibetan Buddhist Nunnery in North America... More than 70 people of several different faiths and nationalities converged upon the Sunray grounds on Thursday to celebrate a 'ground blessing' at the future site of the Vajra Dakini Nunnery. There, as soon as next fall, four women will seek Buddhist ordination and live a monastic life under the tutelage of Khenmo Drolma, herself an ordained Buddhist nun. A second phase of construction could expand the nunnery to accommodate a total of eight women before the end of the decade, organizers said."