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.
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. …