The nuns that stay in Amitabha Mountain in Kathmandu are learning Buddhist philosophy, rituals, English, Tibetan and ceremonial dances.
Their days begin at 3am and for three hours there is meditation and studying of texts. Then two hours of ritual practise followed by breakfast and cleaning duties and tending to the gardens. Later in the morning there are classes of Tibetan or English, while some nuns do meditation practice and some practise the ritual instruments. Lunch is at noon and the afternoon follows the same pattern as the morning until 10pm when the nuns sleep.
Those nuns in solitary retreat stay in Kortsa, Ladakh. Generally the nuns are rotated as necessary, from Amitabha, Kortsa and Shey, taking turns in learning and practise, to ensure their development is complete. Some of the experienced nuns are stationed in Shey and Lahaul nunneries, to support and teach the local people in their spiritual practise, especially in recitation, rituals and meditation.
During 2009 many of the senior nuns at Amitabha were in an eight-month retreat. Khen Rinpoche was their main teacher and His Holiness has acknowledged Khen Rinpoche as a truly great Khenpo who is developing the nuns outstandingly well.
In October 2010, doctors came to teach the nuns at Amitabha how to protect themselves from burns while cooking and doing electrical work and how to dress the burns of others at the clinic.