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.

  • 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.

Surmang Dutsi Til, Resplendent as Ever

These photographs from Surmang Dutsi Til, taken by Wendy Nelson and Eric Savage, show how much the monastery has grown, since the Konchok Foundation began construction on the Surmang Shedra over a decade ago.
The new Kargenma building is nearing completion and stands high on the hilltop above the monastery, where the original palace–which Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche lived in during his …