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.

Nuns Celebrate at Surmang Kyelaka

A blessing and celebration took place at the new Surmang Kyelaka nunnery in September 2021.
The occasion was the completion of the main shrine room to the point where it can now be used. (Some finishing details are still being worked on.)
The classrooms and shrine rooms in the second floor of the lhakang (shrine hall) are now also …