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.
Rebuilding the Kargenma

Many centuries ago, the land for Surmang Dutsi Til monastery in eastern Tibet was donated by a local landowner, Adro Shelubum. He and his heirs also gave his castle, situated at a very special location, the top of the “hill of amrita” (dutsi til) on the monastery grounds. Ever since, the Kargenma (which means ancient castle) served as a ...