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.

Nuns already moving into new Surmang Kyelaka Nunnery

Astonishingly rapid progress has been made at Surmang Kyelaka nunnery.
Surmang Dutsi Til monastery, the home monastery for the Trungpa lineage, received permission just over a year ago to reopen the nunnery that was close to the monastery, for the first time since 1959. At the time of the blessing ceremony for the Kyelaka location in June 2019, the site was …