More

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

More

Many centuries ago, the land for Surmang Dutsi Til monastery in eastern Tibet was donated by a local landowner, Adro Shelubum. He and his heirs also gave his castle, situated at a very special location, the top of the “hill of amrita” (dutsi til) on the monastery grounds. Ever since,

More

For the past thirteen years, Ginny Lipson has been Konchok Foundation’s administrative anchor, handling most of the day-to-day details for the organization. Every donation to Konchok Foundation has been deposited and/or recorded by her. Most of the supporters of Surmang have had contact with her at one time or another,

More

Thanks to the remaining portions of a major challenge grant from the Pema Chödrön Foundation, as well as support from many people who provided a range of small, medium and large donations, total donations received in 2015 were approximately $170,000. The major use for these funds is toward the completion

More

A grand opening and consecration is planned for summer 2016 for both the new shedra (monastic college) at Surmang Dutsi Til monastery and the new lhakang (shrine hall), rebuilt in the wake of the 2010 Jyekundo earthquake. Although the new shedra at Surmang Dutsi Til monastery has already been in

More

Thanks to all of our Konchok Foundation donors for your contributions since we announced the matching grant campaign, particularly an anonymous friend of Surmang who donated $78,000. We are so grateful to the Pema Chödrön Foundation who made this matching grant of $150,000 available to the Konchok Foundation. Our goal