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  • Surmang Shedra

    Capping a decade-long effort, plans are now underway to complete and launch the shedra—monastic college—over the coming summer and fall at Surmang Dutsi Til monastery in eastern Tibet.

  • Children’s Education Program

    Since 2008, the Konchok Foundation has sponsored a Children’s Education Program at Surmang, which serves more than two hundred local children, girls and boys, during peak periods.

In Gratitude to Rita Gross

We would like to express our grateful recognition of Dr. Rita Gross, who passed away in November 2015, for her significant bequest to the Konchok Foundation. The bequest is to support monks and nuns at Surmang Dutsi Til and at Wenchen nunnery. Rita was a pioneer in the study of women in Buddhism, a feminist theologian, and valued dharma teacher. …

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