The shedra—monastic college—at Surmang Dutsi Til monastery in eastern Tibet has been launched and now needs ongoing support. The Surmang Shedra is a magnificent 25,000 square foot facility that promises educational opportunities for monks and nuns in the Surmang valley.
A new Surmang Nunnery is up and running at Kyelaka 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.
Nineteen years after ground was broken for a shedra (monastic college) at Surmang Dutsi Til monastery in Tibet, and thirteen years after the shedra complex went into use for various purposes, including educating young monks and children, the main shrine room is now finished. The long process was due in particular to the elaborate furnishings, and especially the three very …