Current Projects

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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.

Chogyam Trungpa’s Collected Tibetan Works

While still a young man in Tibet, the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche was a prolific writer and revealer of terma, or visionary teachings. As he was fleeing Tibet, he left behind not only his teachers and students, his monastery and his family, but also his dharma compositions and the terma teachings he had discovered.
But they were not all lost. …