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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

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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,

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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,

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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