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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.

Surmang Programs Running Strong

At Surmang Dutsi Til and its associated nunnery Kyelaka, the lunar new year is a bustling time for practice and education, ritual and celebration.
Chakrasamvara and Lama Dances at Surmang
The busiest time of year for the annual cycle of dharma practices at Surmang Dutsi Til monastery takes place shortly after Losar (Tibetan New Year). Meditative dances are among the practices performed …

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