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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 Nunnery

    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.

After 60 years, Nuns return to Surmang

Surmang Dutsi Til is reopening its nunnery for the first time since 1959.  Construction has now begun on a lhakang (shrine hall) for the nunnery.  The location is several miles south of the monastery grounds near Tsokyendo village in eastern Tibet.
Nearly one hundred nuns are using the Surmang shedra (monastic college) as a practice location until the new nunnery lhakang …