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 Dutsi Til is reopening its nunnery for the first time since 1959. Construction has now begun on a lhakang (shrine hall) for the nunnery. The location is several miles south of the monastery grounds near Tsokyendo village in eastern Tibet.
Nearly one hundred nuns are using the Surmang shedra (monastic college) as a practice location until the new nunnery lhakang …