Total donations received in 2016 were approximately $42,000. Continuing support was provided in 2016 for the children’s educational program at Surmang and also educational programs at Wenchen and Kyere, representing about one-third of total expenditures. Support was provided for ongoing construction at the Surmang shedra (school) and for the rebuilding of the Surmang kargenma (teacher residence). Modest support for living expenses was provided to the abbot of Surmang, Choseng Trungpa XII Rinpoche, and for monks on retreat at Surmang. Less than 5% of total expenditures went to overhead expenses in North America.
2016 Year End Report