Current Projects

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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.

  • Surmang Nunnery

    We offer a modest amount of support each year to Surmang Nunnery and its educational programs for children—managed by the nephew of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

Children’s Gala Kicks Off Year at Surmang

The largest program yet for children at Surmang in Tibet, with 250 participants, culminated in a celebration just before Losar (Tibetan New Year) in February. Family members joined the children in the shedra courtyard to witness singing, dancing, presentation of gifts (school backpacks and books), and celebratory khatas for the best students. An event was also held for a smaller …