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.
We would like to express our grateful recognition of Dr. Rita Gross, who passed away in November 2015, for her significant bequest to the Konchok Foundation. The bequest is to support monks and nuns at Surmang Dutsi Til and at Wenchen nunnery. Rita was a pioneer in the study of women in Buddhism, a feminist theologian, and valued dharma teacher. …