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.

Spring at Surmang Kyelaka Nunnery

Both construction and dharma activities are at full throttle this spring at the new Surmang Kyelaka nunnery. Following up on groundbreaking in late 2019 and a remarkable construction campaign for the nunnery lhakang (shrine hall) in 2020, finish work on the building interior resumed in April 2021. Painters, carpenters, and tile layers are on site and plan to …