Current Projects

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  • Surmang Shedra

    Capping a decade-long effort, despite delays, plans are still underway to complete and launch the shedra—monastic college—at Surmang Dutsi Til monastery in eastern Tibet. The Surmang Shedra is a magnificent 25,000 square foot facility that promises educational opportunities for monks and nuns in the Surmang valley.


  • Surmang Nunneries

    A new Surmang Nunnery is being constructed near Tsokyendo village. There is also an existing nunnery—managed by the nephew of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche—which we support with a modest annual contribution. Last year we raised significant funds to expand its facilities.


Tribute to Ginny Lipson

We are sad to share the news of Ginny Lipson’s passing on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. The Ri-mé Society society hosted a moving Sukhavati ceremony for her on Saturday with a hundred friends and family members gathered online.
Ginny Lipson was the administrative anchor of the Konchok Foundation, handling most of the day-to-day details for the organization for thirteen years, …